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Palmetto Electric Cooperative - Buried Treasure Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/13/2013
Program Overview:
State: South Carolina
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:$200 per ton
Maximum Incentive:$1,000 per household
Installation Requirements:Must be installed by a licensed heat pump contractor
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Palmetto Electric Cooperative offers rebates for its members who install ground-source heat pumps through the Buried Treasure Rebate Program. Rebates are in the amount of $200 per ton up to a maximum of $1,000 per household. Interested members must complete the Buried Treasure Rebate Form with a heat pump contractor and return it to Palmetto prior to the installation of the new system.

  Hampton Office
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
1231 Charleston Highway
PO Box 548
Hampton, SC 29924
Phone: (803) 943-2211
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  Hilton Head Office
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
111 Mathews Dr
PO Box 23619
Hilton Head Island, SC 29925
Phone: (843) 681-5551
Web Site:
  New River Office
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
One Cooperative Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Phone: (843) 208-5551
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  Ridgeland Office
Palmetto Electric Cooperative
4063 Grays Highway
PO Box 820
Ridgeland, SC 29936
Phone: (843) 726-5551
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