City of Aurora – Solar Domestic Water Heater Rebate (Colorado)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Colorado

Name City of Aurora – Solar Domestic Water Heater Rebate
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Residential: 2,000 plus 45 for every kBTU above 23 kBTUs

Commercial: 30% of the total system cost





Eligible System Size Solar domestic hot water systems must be a minimum of 23,000 BTU/day with a 40 gallon storage tank.

Equipment Requirements Collectors must be SRCC OG-100 rated.



Funding Source The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009

Installation Requirements Systems must be installed by a solar or wind contractor with a business license to operate in Colorado.

The system must be installed to meet a minimum optimum orientation output of 80%.

Participants must first receive a blower door energy audit (for residential buildings) or an energy assessment (for commercial properties) from Xcel Energy.


Maximum Incentive Residential: 3,000

Commercial: 15,000












Website http://www.auroragov.org/rebates
Date added to DSIRE 2011-01-18
Last DSIRE Review 2011-01-19



References DSIRE[1]


Summary

The City of Aurora has allocated funds from its Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award for residential and commercial solar domestic water heaters. This rebate program is available to Aurora property owners who install solar water heater systems using new equipment. System expansions are ineligible. Systems must be a minimum of 23,000 BTU/day with a 40 gallon storage tank. All collectors must be SRCC OG-100 rated. Participants must first receive a blower door energy audit (for residential buildings) or an energy assessment (for commercial properties) from Xcel Energy.

Eligible building owners will receive a rebate that covers the entire cost of the Xcel energy audit plus the cost of system materials up to $3,000 for residential or $15,000 for commercial buildings.

Rebates are offered on a first-come first-served basis until September 2011 or until funds are exhausted.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Rebate Administration
Department City of Aurora
Division Planning and Development Services
Address 15151 E. Alameda Pkwy.
Address 2 Suite 2300
Place Aurora, Colorado
Zip/Postal Code 80207
Phone (303) 739-7675


Email EnergyRebates@auroragov.org
Website http://www.auroragov.org/rebates
     
     


















  • 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 23,000

SWH Residential Size Unit BTU/day
SWH Commercial Min Size 23,000

SWH Commercial Size Unit BTU/day
SWH Residential Max $ $3,000
SWH Commercial Max $ $15,000


SWH Commercial % Max 30%

SWH Residential $/unit $2,000









  • 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)"