U.S. Virgin Islands - Solar Water Heating Requirement for New Construction (Virgin Islands)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Name||U.S. Virgin Islands - Solar Water Heating Requirement for New Construction|
|Incentive Type||Building Energy Code|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Construction, Institutional, Local Government, Low-Income Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Residential, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat|
|Energy Category|| Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
|Residential Code|| Solar water heaters are required on all new residential, commercial, and government development projects constructed after 07/03/2009 (effective date of the law).
|Date added to DSIRE||2009-07-03|
|Last DSIRE Review|| 2012-12-19
In July 2009, U.S. Virgin Islands enacted legislation Act 7075. This legislation requires all new developments, and substantial building modifications, must be installed with energy efficient solar water heaters to provide at least 70% of the building's water heating needs. This is for all building types: residential, commercial, and governmental.
The Department of Planning and Natural Resources may provide a waiver if a significant cost burden is shown. The Department will verify compliance with this requirement at the time development, construction and/or building permits are reviewed.
|Contact Name||Don Buchanan|
|Division||Virgin Islands Energy Office|
|Address||4101 Mars Hill|
|Place||St. Croix, Virgin Islands|
|Phone|| (340) 713-8436 Ext:3612
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Act 7075|
|Date Enacted|| 07/2009
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.