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Richland Energy Services - Residential Energy Conservation & Solar Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 05/01/2012
Program Overview:
State: Washington
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:up to $15,000
Maximum Incentive:$15,000

Equipment Specific Maximums
Heat Pump: $10,000
Ductwork: $1,500
Clothes washer $1,500
Refrigerator $3,000
Freezer $800
Electric water heater $700
Solar water heater $4,000
Terms:Rate: 3% - 7% depending on duration of loan
Repayment: 1- 10 years
Web Site: http://www.ci.richland.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=182
Summary:

The City of Richland provides low-interest loans to encourageit residential customers to pursue equipment upgrades and home improvement measures that will increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Loans can be taken out for up to 10 years with interest rates ranging from between 3% and 7%; the interest rate generally decreases with shorter loan payback periods. Interest rates can also be reduced by choosing equipment and measures which exceed the program's minimum efficiency standards. Individual measures have maximum loan amounts, and the maximum loan per customer for multiple measures is $15,000. The maximum loan amount for solar water heaters is $4,000. The loan amount for solar photovoltaics is $5,000 per kilowatt (kW), up to a maximum of $15,000. To qualify for a loan, the customer must have:

  • Electric service from the City of Richland
  • A favorable credit history
  • Proof of income
  • No liens beyond the first mortgage or equity
  • A site-built home (not a manufactured home)

 
Contact:
  Dawn Senger
City of Richland
Power and Resource Management, Development Services Center
840 Northgate Drive
PO Box 190
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509) 942-7436
Phone 2: (509) 942-7431
E-Mail: dsenger@ci.richland.wa.us
Web Site: http://www.ci.richland.wa.us/index.aspx?NID=174
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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