Bryan Texas Utilities - Solar Hot Water Rebate Program (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Bryan Texas Utilities - Solar Hot Water Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, All BTU Customers
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2013-05-07
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Existing Homes and Businesses: 1,500

New Construction: 1,000





Eligible System Size 80 gallon minimum for storage tank, no maximum specified

Equipment Requirements Systems must be new and SRCC certified; must pre-heat water for a permanently installed electric water heater; must be designed for frost protection and scale elimination or remediation; major components must have a 5-year manufacturer's warranty
Start Date 04/2008
Expiration Date 2013-09-30 or when funds are exhausted.



Installation Requirements Must be installed by a licensed contractor; Equipment must meet all applicable city codes and adhere to the city building permit process


Maximum Incentive 1,500

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Bryan Texas Utility


Program Budget $16,5000





Program Administrator Bryan Texas Utilities
Website http://www.btutilities.com/GreenPlus/Rebates/Common/SolarWaterHeater/
Date added to DSIRE 2008-05-23
Last DSIRE Review 2013-05-07



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) offers its residential, commercial, and municipal customers up front rebates for the purchase and installation of solar hot water heaters. Only systems that preheat water for a permanently installed electric hot water heater are eligible to receive the incentive. Rebate levels vary by customer class.

Rebates

  • Residential and commercial (new construction): $1,000
  • Residential and commercial (existing homes and buildings): $1,500

All systems must be new, SRCC certified, and have a storage tank capacity of at least 80 gallons. Systems must also be designed for frost protection, scale elimination or remediation, and have a 5-year warranty on all major components. Existing tanks that are less than 5 years old may be used, but tanks more than 4 years old must be flushed prior to system activation. All systems must be installed by a licensed contractor and comply with all applicable city codes and permitting requirements. Participants must sign an agreement stating their intention to maintain the system in proper working order for at least 5 years and allow BTU to inspect the system. Failure to maintain the system may result in repayment of a prorated portion of the rebate. Participants must also sign a Renewable Energy Credit (REC) Assignment Form handing over all RECs produced by the system to BTU.

A licensed electrician contracted by BTU will install a free Cycle Saver water heater timer after system verification. Please see the program website for additional details.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Solar Water Heater Rebates
Department Bryan Texas Utilities

Address 205 E. 28th Street

Place Bryan, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 77803
Phone (979) 821-5715



Website http://www.btutilities.com
     
     


















  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Min Size 80

SWH Residential Size Unit gal
SWH Commercial Min Size 80

SWH Commercial Size Unit gal
SWH Residential Max $ $1,500
SWH Commercial Max $ $1,500
SWH Non-profit Max $ $1,500













  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]

References

  1.  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"