ODOD - Advanced Energy Program Grants - Multi-Family Residential Solar Thermal Incentive (Ohio)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name ODOD - Advanced Energy Program Grants - Multi-Family Residential Solar Thermal Incentive
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Market Rate Housing: 30/kBtu per day or 50% of cost

Affordable Housing: 50/kBtu per day or 50% of cost
Affordable LEED/Energy Star Housing: 50% of cost

Equipment Requirements Components must be new and come with a manufacturer's warranty; custom components must have a five-year warranty from installer
Start Date January 2009

Installation Requirements Systems must be permanent (non-portable)

Maximum Incentive Varies depending on housing category (market rate or affordable, and multi-family or one-, two-, three-family)

Program Administrator Ohio Department of Development
Website http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/Incentives/AdvancedEnergyFundGrants.htm
Date added to DSIRE 2009-01-06
Last DSIRE Review 2010-11-08

References DSIRE[1]


Note: The Ohio Advanced Energy Fund (AEF) expired as of December 31, 2010. With its expiration, the AEF, which is a public benefit fund, is no longer collecting money and thus unable to financially support ODOD programs. For any questions on the Advanced Energy Fund, please contact the Ohio Energy Resources Division directly using the contact information below. This information is for historical purposes only.

The Ohio Energy Resources Division, which resides within the Ohio Department of Development (ODOD), is offering grants on a first-come, first-served basis for the installation of solar thermal technologies for new construction and retrofits of multi-family housing and single-family developments of ten (10) units or more. In order to qualify, the project must be based in Ohio and served by one of the following investor-owned utilities: American Electric Power, Dayton Power and Light, Duke Energy, and FirstEnergy. Customers of these utilities pay into the Advanced Energy Fund, which provides funds for the incentive.

Incentive amounts vary depending on the development type, as summarized in the table below. Project equipment may not be ordered, purchased, or installed prior to the execution of a AEF grant agreement with the ODOD.

Housing Type Incentive Level Maximum Grant Award: multi-family Maximum Grant Award: one-, two-, and three-family
Market Rate Housing The lesser of $30 per kBtu/day or 50% of system cost $75,000/building $8,000/unit
Affordable Housing The lesser of $50 per kBtu/day or 50% of system cost $100,000/building $10,000/unit
Affordable LEED/E-Star 50% of system cost 50% of system cost 50% of system cost
Solar Thermal Energy Incentive for Residential Housing Units (NOFA 09-03)

The Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) provides specific definitions and guidelines regarding what qualifies as affordable multifamily, affordable one-, two-, and three-family, as well as market rate multifamily and market rate one-, two-, and three-family housing units and should be consulted.

AEF Grant Application Guidelines and Documents For additional information, application guidelines and related program documents:

  1. Visit the Ohio Energy Resource Division's Advanced Energy Fund Grants website
  2. Select the appropriate Notice of Funding Available (NOFA) based on energy project category
  3. Review the project relevant NOFA documents to understand complete guidelines, application procedures and minimum requirements for grant eligibility

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information ODOD
Department Ohio Department of Development
Division Ohio Energy Resources Division
Address 77 South High Street, 26th Floor
Address 2 PO Box 1001
Place Columbus, Ohio
Zip/Postal Code 43216-1001
Phone (614) 466-6797

Email energy@development.ohio.gov
Website http://development.ohio.gov/Energy/

  • 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)"