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Residential Solar Water Heating Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/18/2013
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$1,500, $1,700 or $1,900, depending on annual estimated system output
Maximum Incentive:$1,900
Equipment Requirements:Must be SRCC-certified and meet standards for Category C (mildly cloudy weather)
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Not addressed
Funding Source:New Hampshire Renewable Energy Fund (REF)
Program Budget:$1,082,000
Start Date:04/21/2010
Expiration Date:Program expires when funding is exhausted
Web Site: http://www.puc.nh.gov/Sustainable%20Energy/RenewableEnergyRebates...
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
Date Effective:
New Hampshire Statutes, Chapter 362-F:10
5/11/2007
7/10/2007
Summary:

New Hampshire offers a rebate for residential solar water-heating systems and solar space-heating systems. The rebate is equal to $1,500 for systems with an annual estimated output of 5.5 MMBTU to 19.9 MMBTU; $1,700 for systems with an annual estimated output of 20 MMBTU to 29.9 MMBTU; and $1,900 for systems with an annual estimated output of 30 MMBTU or more. Rebates will be awarded for eligible projects as long as program funding is available.

The application process consists of two steps. The first step is required for pre-approval and to reserve a rebate, and the second step is the final application for the rebate payment. Systems must be installed by a qualified installer authorized to do business in New Hampshire. Self-installations are allowed, but such installers are encouraged to work with the Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative. See the program web site for more information.

This program is funded by alternative compliance payments from New Hampshire's renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which are directed into the state's renewable energy fund.


 
Contact:
  Barbara Bernstein
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
21 South Fruit Street
Suite 10
Concord, NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-6011
E-Mail: barbara.bernstein@puc.nh.gov
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