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Posted on: September 27, 2023

City of Denton is Updating Rebate Program

DME Update

DENTON, TX, Sep. 27, 2023 – The City of Denton is updating rebates available to Denton Municipal Electric (DME) customers. Beginning Oct. 1, rebates for new solar installations will be discontinued and the funding for that program will be shifted to the GreenSense Incentive Program to further promote household energy efficiency upgrades. At this time, there are no changes to DME’s net metering program. 

This change reflects the overall decline in the cost of rooftop solar installation and increases to the costs for energy efficiency upgrades. Redirecting these funds makes a total of $1,000,000 available through the GreenSense Incentive Program for home efficiency upgrades  such as smart thermostats, HVAC replacement, duct repairs, radiant barriers, attic insulation, windows and solar screens, weatherization materials and electric vehicles. An HVAC tune-up rebate is new to the program this year.  Projects like this improve the efficiency of the home and reduce energy usage. 

As shown below, these efficiency programs have a higher impact per dollar spent on both energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Program Comparison (as of July 2023)

Energy Efficiency Incentives

Solar Rebates

$2,233,682 Spent

$3,988,237 Spent

6,085 Rebates Issued

700 Rebates Issued

41,966,771 kWh reduced

13,956,677 kWh offset

Equivalent to 3,498 homes

Equivalent to 1,163 homes

22,761 tonnes of C02 removed

7,598 tonnes of CO2 removed

19 kWh reduced per dollar spent

3.5 kWh offset per dollar spent


The City of Denton remains a SolSmart Gold Level community and the only municipal utility in Texas that provides 100% renewable energy. 

New program guidelines and rebate amounts will be available at once they are available.

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