Minnesota - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (Minnesota)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Minnesota

Name Minnesota - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Clothes washer: 200

Dishwasher: 150
Refrigerator (w/recycling): 200
Refrigerator (w/o recycling): 100
Freezer (w/recycling): 100
Freezer (w/o recycling): 50

Eligible System Size Refrigerator: minimum 7.75 cubic feet, 300 purchase price
Equipment Requirements All appliances must be Energy Star rated
Expiration Date 2010-03-31

Installation Requirements Must be installed in replacement of an existing appliance

Maximum Incentive Rebates limited to one appliance per customer (i.e., maximum rebate of 200 per customer)

Program Budget $5 million

Program Administrator Minnesota Office of Energy Security
Website http://www.mnappliancerebate.com/

References DSIRE[1]


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions.

Minnesota is offering rebates for purchases of certain energy-efficient appliances by qualifying state residents. In order to qualify for a rebate, the eligible appliance must be Energy Star rated and be purchased to replace an existing appliance in a Minnesota household. In the case of refrigerators minimum size and purchase price requirements also apply. Applicants must be Minnesota residents with a valid Minnesota residential mailing address and all purchases must be made from a Minnesota retailer (i.e., on-line purchases are not eligible). Rebates are not available for business purchases, including landlords purchasing appliances for rental or commercial properties. Rebates ranging from $50 - $200 are available under the program, with different levels for different types of appliances. In the case of refrigerators and freezers, higher incentives are available if appliance being replaced is properly recycled (or "de-manufactured"). Participants are limited to one rebate for a single appliance per household.

It is important to note that the program opens March 1, 2010 and that purchases made prior to March 1, 2010 are not eligible for awards. In order to receive a rebate, the consumer must first complete an on-line application or use the toll-free rebate reservation phone number to reserve funds for a rebate. After receiving a confirmation of funding availability, the consumer may purchase and install the new appliance and have the old appliance recycled. To complete the process and receive the incentive award, participants must mail in a completed rebate application accompanied by the sales receipt(s) within 30 days of receiving their incentive reservation confirmation. If incentive funding has been fully reserved by the time a customer applies for a reservation, the customer may be able to apply for placement on a waiting list for funding that becomes available from unclaimed reservations or disqualified applications. Please see the program website for further information, including a list of eligible appliances.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Information - Trade In and Save Appliance Program
Department Minnesota Office of Energy Security

Phone (877) 230-9119

Website http://www.mnappliancerebate.com/

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


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"