A $1,200 incentive is now available to New Jersey residents with electric hot water heating that install qualifying solar hot water systems to replace or to supplement their existing system.
Upon completion of the solar thermal system installation, contractors will help homeowners complete an application to submit, along with copies of the installation invoice and equipment specifications, so that the New Jersey Clean Energy Program can process the incentive.
Upon receipt of the application, back-up documentation and confirmation that the project meets the eligibility requirements, a $1,200 rebate will be processed. Rebates can either be issued to the customer or assigned to the contractor.
Selected Eligibility Requirements:
- Solar hot water systems must be installed in homes serviced by Public
Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), Jersey Central Power & Light
(JCP&L), Atlantic City Electric (ACE), or Rockland Electric Co. (RECO).
- Systems must be purchased on or after Sept. 9, 2009, and on or before Dec. 31, 2009. Based on the participation levels of this pilot, the effective dates of the program may be extended.
and components (tanks and collectors) must be new components, OG-300 certified
by SRCC, the Solar Rating and Certification Corp., a rating program developed
to improve the performance and reliability of solar products and backed by a
manufacturers warranty of 10 years for the solar collector and six years for
the storage tank.
- Completed systems must carry at
least a one-year comprehensive labor warranty from the date of installation.
hot water systems must either replace or retrofit an existing electric hot
water system in single-family homes.
- The contractor
must provide customers with frost protection assurances and fail-safe freeze
and overheat protection, which will help with extreme weather conditions.
systems must meet all state and local plumbing, electric and building codes, as
well as local ordinances.
- Rebates for purchase and installations meeting program requirements will be processed within 120 days after all application paperwork has been received.
Source: New Jersey Clean Energy Program