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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Efficiency Maine Appliance Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/13/2015
Program Overview:
State: Maine
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Room Air Purifier
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300
Room Air Purifier: $50
Clothes Washer: $50
Dehumidifier: $25
Maximum Incentive:Varies by appliance
Equipment Requirements:Must be ENERGY STAR certified
Installation Requirements:Must be installed in the state of Maine
Funding Source:Efficiency Maine
Start Date:10/01/2012
Expiration Date:06/30/2015
Web Site:

Note: Heat pump water heater rebates will be reduced to $100 beginning March 1, 2015.

Efficiency Maine offers rebates for the purchase of ENERGY STAR certified room air purifiers, clothes washers, and dehumidifiers. Purchases must be made between November 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. See the program web site for the mail-in rebate forms.

Efficiency Maine also offers $300 rebates for the purchase of  ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters. Purchases must be made between January 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. See the Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate Website for mail-in rebate forms and a list of installers and participating retailers.

In addition, in partnership with Maine Libraries, Efficiency Maine has made free electricity monitor loaners available for Maine residents to borrow from all of Maine’s libraries. The monitors plug into electrical outlets and then a consumer plugs an appliance into the monitor to find out how much electricity it uses.

  Efficiency Maine
168 Capitol Street
Suite 1
Augusta, ME 04330-6856
Phone: (866) 376-2463
Web Site:
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