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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Energy Efficiency Investment Fund Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 08/01/2014
Program Overview:
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Furnaces , Boilers, Steam-system upgrades, Programmable Thermostats, Led Exit Signs, Vending Machine Controls
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Institutional
ENERGY STAR LED Bulb Lamps: $10
ENERGY STAR Pendant-Mounted Downlight Fixtures: $20
Track Lighiting: $40 per head
Refridgerated Case Fixtures: $15 per foot
Freezer Case Fixtures: $15 per foot
Display Case Fixtures: $15 per foot
LED Troffer or Panel Fixtures of Varying Sizes: $60
High and Low Bay Fixtures: $100
LED Exit Signs: $10
Interior & Exterior Occupancy Sensors: $10 to $75 depending upon type and efficiency
Exterior LED Lighting Fixtures and Retrofit Kits: $50 to $300 per fixture depending upon type and efficiency
HPT8 Ballast, Lamp, or Fixture Replacement: $10 to $50 depending upon type and efficiency
T-5 Fixture, Retrofit or T5HO Upgrades: $10 to $50 depending upon type and efficiency

Furnaces: $500 to $800, depending on efficiency
Condensing Boiler: $1,000 to $1,500, depending on efficiency
On Demand Tankless Water Heater with Electronic Ignition: $500 to $800 depending upon efficiency
High Efficiency Indirect Water Heater: $400
Condensing Stand Alone Water Heater: $500
High Efficiency Pre-Rinse Spray Valve for gas water heater: $25
After Market Boiler Reset Controls: $225 each
Steam Traps: $50 each
Programmable Thermostats (ENERGY STAR or 7-Day): $25 each

Refrigerated Beverage Vending Machine: $115
Non-Refrigerated Vending Machine: $45
Glass Front Refrigerated Coolers: $115
Equipment Requirements:All rebates must meet certain efficiency and licensing standards specified on program website.
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Non-residential customers that pay the Public Utility Tax are eligible to take advantage of Energy Efficiency Investment Fund rebates. Rebates are for lighting, lighting controls, natural gas heating equipment, water heating equipment, vending machine misers. Rebates for custom energy efficiency measures are also available. Grants are available to pay for s potyion of the cost of energy audits. 

Specific efficiency requirements for rebates are available at  the Energy Efficiency Investment Fund Website in applications for Lighting and Lighting Control Rebates, Natural Gas and Water Heating Equipment Rebates, and Vending Miser Equipment.

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