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Hercules Municipal Utility - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/24/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Lighting, Building Insulation, Windows, Sunscreens
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Windows: $1 per sq. ft.
Insulation (ceiling): $150 per home
Insulation (walls): $200 per home
Insulation (floor): $75 per home
Sunscreens: $1 per sq. ft.
Refrigerators: $100
Clothes Washers: $75
Dishwashers: $50
Compact Fluorescent Lighting: coupons for free bulbs
Maximum Incentive:Sunscreens: 50% of cost, Maximum rebate of $100
Insulation (ceiling): Up to $150 per home
Insulation (walls): Up to $200 per home
Insulation (floor): Up to $75 per home
Equipment Requirements:Windows: with a U-Factor of 0.40 or less
Sunscreens: Must provide at least 60% blockage
Insulation (attic): Must bring insulation level up to R-38
Insulation (walls): Must bring insulation level up to R-11
Insulation (floor): Must bring insulation level up to R-19
Appliances: Must be Energy Star rated
Refrigerator: Must provide proof of recycling
Web Site:

Hercules Municipal Utility provides financial incentives for its residential members to increase the energy efficiency of participating homes. Rebates are offered for a variety of home appliances and weatherization improvements, including refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers, insulation and high performance windows. Additional equipment requirements can be found on the web site listed above. Please follow program guidelines described on web site listed above to receive full rebate amounts.

  Residential Rebate Progam
Hercules Municipal Utility
111 Civic Drive
Hercules, CA 94547
Phone: (510) 799-8295
Phone 2: (510) 799-8200
Fax: (510) 799-2521
Web Site:
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