Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (Texas)

This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.
Jump to: navigation, search


Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Dishwasher, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Refrigerators, Windows, Window Solar Screen/Film
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Duct System Replacement: 20% of project cost up to $500

Windows: $2/sq. ft.
Room AC: $50
Refrigerators/Freezers: $50
Clothes Washer: $50
Dishwasher: $50
Heat Pumps: $550-$650/unit (depending on efficiency)
Attic/Wall Insulation: $0.20/sq. ft.
Window Solar Screen/Film: $0.50/sq. ft.
Heat Pump Water Heater: $300
Energy Star New Home: $1000-$1500

Equipment Requirements Windows: U factor of 0.40 or less; SHGC of 0.27 or less

All appliances must be Energy Star Certified, minimum appliance purchase price is $200
Electric Heat Pumps: minimum of 16 SEER
Attic Insulation: minimum of R-38
Wall Insulation: minimum of R-13
Solar Screens: minimum of 70% reduction of solar heat gain
Window Films: minimum SHGC of 0.40
Energy Star New Home Rebate Varies according to HERS Index score

Program Administrator Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative
Date added to DSIRE 2009-03-31
Last DSIRE Review 2012-07-30
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVC) offers a variety of incentives to help residential customers save energy. Rebates are available for energy efficient new homes and improvements to existing homes.

The Energy Star New Home Rebate Program provides a $1,000 - 1,500 award for all-electric homes that meet the specific standards listed on the program web site. Homes must be built by an Energy Star-certified builder, and third-party verification is required for all energy-efficient measures.

The Home Improvement Rebate Program offers rebates for a variety of energy-efficient equipment. In order to qualify for these rebates, customers must use a listed GVEC contractor. Rebates are available for cooling/heating systems, attic and wall insulation, energy efficient windows and window solar screens/films, duct system replacement, water heaters, and Energy Star appliances. Applications must be submitted online at the Rebate Center. Please see the programweb site and appropriate forms for more program information and requirements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Member Services
Department Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative

Address PO Box 118

Place Gonzales, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78629
Phone (800) 223-4832


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


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