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.

Program Year 2018 Kickoff

Update 11/3/2017: The enrollment period for prospective service providers is now open. All service providers must register to participate in the 2018 program, even if they have previously been registered. The program will begin accepting incentive applications at 12 noon on January 2, 2018. Click here for all enrollment and project application forms.

Program Year 2018 Incentives 

In Program Year 2017, 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 for Program Year 2017 are as follows (all are in $/watt dc-stc):

AEP Texas - Central AEP Texas - North
Residential: $0.70/watt
Non-residential (tiered):
  $0.80/watt for 0-25 kW
  $0.25/watt for >25-200 kW
Residential: $0.70/watt
Non-residential (tiered):
  $0.80/watt for 0-25 kW
  $0.25/watt for >25-100 kW


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