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Duquesne Light Company - Residential Solar Water Heating Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 06/13/2013
Program Overview:
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Mobile Homes
Eligible System Size:No general size limitations for system, but solar storage tanks must have a capacity of at least 1.25 gallons/square foot of collector
Equipment Requirements:System must be new and Energy Star certified (requires SRCC OG-300 certification, 10-year warranty on collectors, 6-year warranty on tank, 2 year warranty on controllers, 1 year warranty on piping and parts); have a 1 year installation warranty; and meet various other technical requirements (see application for details)
Installation Requirements:Must be installed by a qualified contractor (NABCEP certification or a combination of experience and other training qualifies); must retrofit or replace an existing electric water heater; have an output at least 75% of optimal; and meet various other technical specifications (see application for details)
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Not addressed. Systems are not eligible to produce Pennsylvania Solar Alternative Energy Credits (SAECs)
Start Date:12/01/2009
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Duquesne Light provides rebates to its residential customers for purchasing and installing qualifying solar water heating systems. Eligible systems may receive a flat rebate of $286 per qualifying system. Various equipment, installation, contractor, and warranty requirements apply, as summarized above and described in more detail in program documents. Customers must purchase and install equipment before applying for rebate and must then fully and accurately complete the rebate form and send it to the address stated on the document. Rebates are paid by debit card, which should be received within 60 days of the submission of the rebate form. Application forms, terms and conditions, and a list of eligible systems are available on the program website. Customers interested in participating in the program can call 877-694-2197 for further details.

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Duquesne Light Company
411 Seventh Avenue 15-1
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (888) 928-8539
Phone 2: (188) 899-8947
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