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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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New Hampshire Electric Co-Op - SmartSTART Energy Efficiency Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/14/2012
Program Overview:
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Custom/Others pending approval
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Amount:not specified
Maximum Incentive:not specified
Terms:Rate: 0%
Repayment: not specified
Web Site:

New Hampshire Electric Co-Op's SmartSTART (Savings Through Affordable Retrofit Technologies) Program is a no-money-down option to have energy efficient products installed in a home or business. The cost of the improvements is repaid over time, using the savings generated by the products themselves. For instance, if a customer installs energy efficient products worth $500 and those products save the customer $50 per month, the customer will pay for the product in monthly payments on electric bills equal to three-fourths of the savings, or $37.50 per month. Customers still realize overall savings on electric bills while paying for energy efficient improvements that will save money for years to come. If the customer moves and the installed products stay, the obligation to pay for them ends. The next occupant will "pay as they save." The SmartSTART program can be used for weatherization measures such as air sealing and insulation, lighting and lighting controls, and other efficiency measures verified by the Co-op.

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New Hampshire Electric Co-Op
579 Tenney Mountain Highway
Plymouth, NH 03264-3154
Phone: (800) 698-2007
Fax: (603) 536-8687
Web Site:
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