City of Cambridge - Cambridge Energy Alliance Solar Hot Water Grant (Massachusetts)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Massachusetts
Additional Place applies to City of Cambridge
Name City of Cambridge - Cambridge Energy Alliance Solar Hot Water Grant (Massachusetts)
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Institutional, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential, Schools
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No
Incentive Inactive Date 2012-11-19
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 50%




Equipment Requirements OG-100 Collectors or OG-300 Systems
Start Date 02/2012
Expiration Date 2012-11-19
Funding Source The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program
Installation Requirements Shading, tilt, and orientation requirements apply


Maximum Incentive $2000
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Not addressed


Program Budget $40,000



Program Administrator Cambridge Energy Alliance
Website http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/resources/additional-resources/solar-hot-water-grant-program


References Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Summary

NOTE: Applications were due November 19, 2012. This incentive is no longer available.

Using funding received through the Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant Program of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the City of Cambridge is offering an additional grant* to residents and businesses that install a solar hot water system and receive funding via the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Commonwealth (MassCEC) Solar Hot Water Program.

The first step is to schedule and receive an energy audit (the City of Cambridge offers free energy audits). After the audit, which may identify additional opportunities for energy efficiency upgrades, homeowners and business owners must work with their selected solar hot water installer to plan the system and apply for funding via the MassCEC Solar Hot Water Program. Then, after they are accepted into the MassCEC program, apply for the City of Cambridge grant by submitting the application and agreement.

Grant recipients must provide utility billing information to support the City's performance monitoring efforts. In addition, grant recipients must allow on-site inspection of the installed system (if applicable).

* This grant is a first-come, first-served financial incentive, which we categorize as a "rebate" in DSIRE.

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Incentive Contact

Contact Name Meghan Shaw
Department City of Cambridge
Division Cambridge Energy Alliance
Address 344 Broadway
Place Cambridge, MA
Zip/Postal Code 02139
Phone (617)349-5323


Website http://cambridgeenergyalliance.org/


















  • 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" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "DSIRE" defined multiple times with different content

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ $2000
SWH Commercial Max $ $2000
SWH Non-profit Max $ $2000
SWH Residential % Max 50%
SWH Commercial % Max 50%
SWH Non-profit % Max 50%






  • 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)"