Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy Grants (New Hampshire)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place New Hampshire

Name Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy Grants
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Multi-Family Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Hydrogen, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Minimum 100,000

Funding Source RPS alternative compliance payments

Maximum Incentive No maximum

Program Budget $1.8 million (June 2013 funding round)

Program Administrator New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Note: The deadline for the most-recent round of funding under this program, which offered a total of $1.8 million in grants, was '''''June 7, 2013. This summary is provided for reference only. Contact the PUC about the possibility of future funding rounds under this program.

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) offers grant funding for renewable-energy projects installed at commercial, industrial, public, non-profit, municipal or school facilities, or multi-family residences with at least three units. There is no stated maximum individual award.

Eligible forms of energy include electricity or useful thermal energy generated from wind, ocean thermal, wave, current, tidal, hydrogen derived from biomass fuels or methane gas, methane gas, biomass, hydroelectric, and solar technologies. Electricity generated by geothermal facilities is also eligible. Projects must utilize grant funds primarily for capital investments in new renewable energy facilities, upgrades to existing facilities to increase renewable energy production, or upgrades to existing renewable energy facilities that will qualify them as a “renewable source” for the production of renewable energy certificates (RECs) under RSA 362-F. Systems financed by third parties are generally allowed.

Projects that are eligible to apply for a rebate under any of the PUC’s renewable-energy rebate programs, including the PUC’s commercial and industrial solar rebate program, are not eligible for funding under this round.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Jack Ruderman
Department New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Address 21 S. Fruit St.
Address 2 Suite 10
Place Concord, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03301
Phone (603) 271-2431


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: New Hampshire Statutes § 362-F:10

Authority 2: NH PUC Rule 2500

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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