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New Braunfels Utilities - Residential Solar Water Heater Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 09/18/2014
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Maximum Incentive:$900
Equipment Requirements:Systems must be SRCC certified (1200-3400 kWh) and have a closed loop.
Collector and tank must have 5 year warranty.
Installation Requirements:Equipment must be new, with frost protection, and installed by qualified NABCEP contractor with certification number provided
All manufacturer installation procedures and local codes must be followed
Expiration Date:07/31/2015
Web Site:

New Braunfels Utilities offers a rebate for residential customers who purchase and install solar water heating systems on eligible homes. A rebate of the equivalent of $0.265 per kWh is available to these customers. The maximum rebate amount is $900 for participating customers. Applicants must have an active residential electric service account with NBU in order to be eligible. Solar water heaters must preheat water for an electric water heater that is permanently installed and is the main water heating source. A contractors invoice or receipt must include documentation for all requirements as stated in the program guidelines.

Funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are located on the program web site.


  Resource Conservation Representative
New Braunfels Utilities
355 FM 306/P.O. Box 310289
New Braunfels, TX 78131-0289
Phone: (830) 629-8400
Phone 2: (866) 629-8400
Fax: (830) 629-2119
Web Site:
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