Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program (New York)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New York

Name Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, (Only customers on certain rate codes are eligible)
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount $20 per kBTU (based on SRCC collector rating)


Bonus Incentive for systems purchased by 12/31/13:
2 Collector system: $500 bonus rebate
1 Collector system: $250 bonus rebate







Equipment Requirements Systems must be new; collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified; warranties of 5 years on the system and 10 years on the collectors required
Start Date December 2010


Funding Source LIPA Efficiency Long Island Program

Installation Requirements Customer must have an existing electric water heater; system orientation must be south, southeast, or southwest; system must be owned by the customer (i.e., leased systems are not eligible)


Maximum Incentive $1,500 or 50% of installed cost; $2,000 for systems purchased by 12/31/13

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits LIPA


Program Budget 2013: $340,000





Program Administrator Long Island Power Authority
Website http://www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/renewables/solar-hw-rebates.html
Date added to DSIRE 2010-12-01
Last DSIRE Review 2013-07-12
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
2013-07-12


References DSIRE[1]


Summary

Note: For system purchased by December 31, 2013, LIPA is providing a bonus rebate of $500 for systems with two collectors, and $250 for systems with one collector.

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is now offering homeowners rebates for the installation of solar water heaters. In order to qualify for a rebate, the customer must have an existing electric hot water heater and take electric service from LIPA under an eligible rate code. The FAQ on the program web site contains information on eligible rate codes and rate changes. The rebate level is set at $20 per kBTU as determined by the SRCC collector rating, up to a maximum of $1,500 or 50% of installed project costs. Systems must be oriented in a southerly direction (south, southeast, or southwest) in order to qualify for an incentive. The solar water heater must be owned by the customer in order to qualify for an incentive; leased systems are not eligible for a rebate.

Funding for this program is provided by LIPA's Efficiency Long Island program. According to LIPA's 2013 Operating Budget, a total of $340,000 in funding will be available during 2013. Please see the program web site listed at the top of this page for additional information.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Service - LIPA
Department Long Island Power Authority

Address 25 Hub Drive

Place Melville, New York
Zip/Postal Code 11747
Phone (800) 692-2626



Website http://www.lipower.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 (DSIRE)"

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max $ $1,500


SWH Residential % Max 50%


SWH Residential $/unit $20


SWH Size/output Unit kBTU






  • 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)"