The city of El Paso, Texas, and El Paso Electric has recently begun a $2.5 million solar-panel rebate program. Rebates will be available to El Paso Electric residential and commercial customers to pay for a portion of solar panel systems to produce electricity. The new rebates are aimed at reducing the cost, and they are the result of talks the city and El Paso Electric had when the utility sought and received a rate increase in July. Rebates are $2 per watt for residential systems, up to $20,000, and $1.75 per watt for commercial systems, up to $43,250.