Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Capacity PV Incentive ARRA-SEP funding(17947)

Tioga Energy Inc.


NYSERDA won American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds from the U.S. Department of Energy as part of a State Energy Program grant. Some of these funds were targeted to innovative solar photovoltaic (PV) incentive programs for New York State.

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Project Description

This contractor won a competitive bid under program opportunity notice 1686 for solar system incentives for commercial projects in New York State. Project implementation required the contractor to meet Federal reporting and U.S. Department of Labor wage guidelines for all projects.


Provided solar electric system incentives for large system sizes not offered by other NYSERDA programs. Competitive bidding process dropped average system incentive below current NYSERDA solar incentive. Tioga Energy introduced a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) model for sale of solar power to customer. PPA models are just starting to gain acceptance in New York and open up markets for larger commercial installations of PVs.

Project Results

Tioga Energy Inc. completed two commercial PV installations (850kW) in Long Island in a timely and professional manner. Tioga Energy used PPA contracts in such a way that the customers did not need to own the solar electric system, but paid a reduced rate for renewable electricity.


Tioga Energy Inc.
123 Mission Street, 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105

Principle Investigator

Marc Roper

Universities Involved


Project Type:

On-site Power Production

Technologies Types:


NYSERDA Contact Information

Jacques Roeth


R&D - Innovation & Biz Dev

Contract Details

Start Date: 6/3/2010 1
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 17947

Last Updated: 1/9/2014 1