Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 07/30/2012
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Efficiency Technologies:
||Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Window Solar Screen/Film, Heat Pump Water Heaters
|Amount:||Duct System Replacement: 20% of project cost up to $500|
Windows: $2/sq. ft.
Room AC: $50
Clothes Washer: $50
Heat Pumps: $550-$650/unit (depending on efficiency)
Attic/Wall Insulation: $0.20/sq. ft.
Window Solar Screen/Film: $0.50/sq. ft.
Heat Pump Water Heater: $300
Energy Star New Home: $1000-$1500
|Equipment Requirements:||Windows: U factor of 0.40 or less; SHGC of 0.27 or less|
All appliances must be Energy Star Certified, minimum appliance purchase price is $200
Electric Heat Pumps: minimum of 16 SEER
Attic Insulation: minimum of R-38
Wall Insulation: minimum of R-13
Solar Screens: minimum of 70% reduction of solar heat gain
Window Films: minimum SHGC of 0.40
Energy Star New Home Rebate Varies according to HERS Index score
|Installation Requirements:||Installations require a contractor approved by Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative|
Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVC) offers a variety of incentives to help residential customers save energy. Rebates are available for energy efficient new homes and improvements to existing homes.
The Energy Star New Home Rebate Program provides a $1,000 - 1,500 award for all-electric homes that meet the specific standards listed on the program web site. Homes must be built by an Energy Star-certified builder, and third-party verification is required for all energy-efficient measures.
The Home Improvement Rebate Program offers rebates for a variety of energy-efficient equipment. In order to qualify for these rebates, customers must use a listed GVEC contractor. Rebates are available for cooling/heating systems, attic and wall insulation, energy efficient windows and window solar screens/films, duct system replacement, water heaters, and Energy Star appliances. Applications must be submitted online at the Rebate Center. Please see the programweb site and appropriate forms for more program information and requirements.
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