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Last Updated May 22, 2021

Program Overview


Financial Incentive



Incentive Type:

Performance-Based Incentive


Black Hills Energy

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Expiration Date:


Web Site:

Applicable Sectors:

Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government, Federal Government, Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Federal Government

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

Solar Photovoltaics, Solar Photovoltaics


Black Hills Energy has a performance-based incentive (PBI) for photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 500 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. In exchange for a PBI, Black Hills Energy earns the renewable energy credits (RECs) associated with the PV-generated electricity for a period of time.

All incentive payments are subject to the availability of funds and a pre-installation site inspection. Black Hills Energy has established participation caps for each tier. The status of funding availability for each tier is available on the website above. PV installations are subject to on-site supervision by a NABCEP-certified professional to maintain a 3:1 ratio for the installation crew (one certified installer for every three solar installers). See the program web site for complete details.