Welcome to the SMART SourceSM Solar PV Program

The SMART Source Solar PV Program is designed to help customers of AEP Texas' Central and North Divisions meet a portion of their energy needs with solar electric systems. The Program offers financial incentives that help offset the initial cost of installing a solar energy system. By installing solar on your home or business, you can generate a portion of your own electricity and help the environment.

NOTICE: Only solar installation companies that are registered with the program can apply for and receive incentives, and any installation work must begin after an incentive commitment has been made. Unregistered installers, or installers who claim that you will be able to apply for an incentive after the installation is complete, may be engaging in fraud, and you will not be able to receive an incentive if you work with them. Please see our list of registered installers here.

Program Year 2019 Incentives 

In Program Year 2019, the total amount of incentive funding and its allocation to customer classes is shown below:
AEP Texas - Central AEP Texas - North
$360,000 total
$180,000 residential
$180,000 non-residential
$162,900 total
$90,000 residential
$73,590 non-residential

Incentive levels are as follows (all are in $/watt dc-stc):

AEP Texas - Central AEP Texas - North
Residential: $0.60/watt
Non-residential (tiered):
  $0.70/watt for 0-25 kW
  $0.25/watt for >25-200 kW
Residential: $0.60/watt
Non-residential (tiered):
  $0.70/watt for 0-25 kW
  $0.25/watt for >25-100 kW


Other limits apply; see the Program Guidebook for additional details.