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South River EMC - Solar Water Heating Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/06/2013
Program Overview:
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Pool Heating
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Maximum Incentive:$400
Equipment Requirements:Solar Collectors: SRCC OG-100 certification
Solar Water Heating Systems: SRCC OG-300 certification
Installation Requirements:System must be installed by a contractor currently certified to install solar water heaters by the SRCC and has all required NC licenses and certifications.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Utility gets all RECs
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South River Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is providing rebates to encourage their customers to install solar water heating systems. To be eligible for the rebate solar collectors must have OG-100 certification by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation. (SRCC), and solar water heating systems must have SRCC OG-300 certification. Systems must also incorporate adequate freeze and over heat protection controls that do not require manual operations on the part of the system owner. System owners will have 90 days to apply for a rebate after their system has been installed. South River EMC will also inspect all systems before rewarding a rebate check.

  Solar Water Heating Rebate Program
South River EMC
PO Box 931
17494 US 421 S.
Dunn, NC 28335
Phone: (910) 230-2982
Phone 2: (800) 338-5530
Web Site:
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