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Entergy New Orleans - Residential Solar Water Heating Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Louisiana
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:kWh savings(annual) x $0.34/kWh
Maximum Incentive:Residential Solutions: $1000/improvement
Equipment Requirements:EF 2.1+
Funding Source:New Orleans City Council
Start Date:1/1/2011
Web Site:

Entergy New Orleans offers a Solar Water Heater Rebate pilot program designed to help residential customers make energy efficiency improvements. Rebates will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and reflected on the invoice as a discount. All systems must be OG 300 rated and incentive amount is based on kWh savings. Walk-through energy assessments are available for a discounted rate through partnering energy consultants. Entergy New Orleans residential customers living in Orleans Parish are eligible for this program.

Visit the website above to find a Solar Water Heater contractor. The contractor will perform a site assessment and complete a Shading Report; and provide an estimate for a qualifying system. The contractor will also fill out and submit a rebate application to Energy Smart for approval prior to installation; Energy Smart will perform pre and post-installation inspections to verify equipment.

  Bridget Joseph
Energy Smart Solutions Center
1615 Poydras Street Ste. 860
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (866) 721-0249
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