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Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program (Massachusetts)
Incentive/Active true  +
Incentive/Amt Feasibility study: $5,000;<br /> Con
Feasibility study: $5,000;<br /> Construction grants: $45*number of collectors*SRCC Rating (Private); $55*number of collectors*SRCC Rating (Public/Non-Profit)<br /> Massachusetts Manufactured adder: $200-$500<br /> Metering adder: Up to $1,500<br /> Natural disaster adder: 2*base rebate
> Natural disaster adder: 2*base rebate  +
Incentive/ApplDsc Agricultural  + , Commercial  + , Fed. Government  + , Industrial  + , Local Government  + , Multi-Family Residential  + , Nonprofit  + , Schools  + , State Government  + , Tribal Government  +
Incentive/ContAddr 55 Summer Street, 9th Floor  +
Incentive/ContDept Massachusetts Clean Energy Center  +
Incentive/ContEmail  +
Incentive/ContName Information - Commonwealth Solar Hot Water  +
Incentive/ContPlace Boston, Massachusetts  +
Incentive/ContWebsite  +
Incentive/ContZip 02110  +
Incentive/EnergyCat Renewable Energy Incentive Programs  +
Incentive/EquipReqs Must be new, OG-100 and OG-300 certified, 10 year warranty (collectors), 2 year warranty (other system components)  +
Incentive/FundSrc Massachusetts Renewable Energy Trust Fund  +
Incentive/ImplSector State/Territory  +
Incentive/InstallReqs Must be installed where the collectors will receive at least 5 hours of sunlight a day (75% shade-free).  +
Incentive/MaxInc Feasibility study: $5,000; Construction: 25% system costs or $50,000  +
Incentive/Name Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program  +
Incentive/OwnRenewEnrgyCrdts Not addressed  +
Incentive/ProgAdmin Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)  +
Incentive/ProgBudget 2011-2012: $1,000,000; 2012-2016: $10,000,000  +
Incentive/QuantNotes The rebate is calculated by multiplying $45 X number of collectors X SRCC rating for commercial projects and by multiplying $55 X number of collectors X SRCC rating for public projects.  +
Incentive/SWHComMaxDol $50,000  +
Incentive/SWHComPercMax 25%  +
Incentive/SWHNPMaxDol $50,000  +
Incentive/SWHNPPercMax 25%  +
Incentive/StartDate August 4, 2011  +
Incentive/StartDateString 2011-08-04  +
Incentive/Summary <b><i>Feasibility study grants
<b><i>Feasibility study grants</i></b> Beginning in August 2011, the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) will provide grants* for feasibility studies of commercial solar hot water systems through the Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Pilot Program. Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial grants are available to electricity customers served by the following Massachusetts investor-owned electric utilities: Fitchburg Gas and Electric Light (Unitil), National Grid, NSTAR Electric and Western Massachusetts Electric. In addition, customers of certain municipal lighting plant (MLP) including Ashburnham, Templeton, Holden, Holyoke and Russell utilities are eligible. Only entities that live in territories that contribute to the MassCEC Renewable Energy Trust Fund are eligible for the grant. Up to $5,000 is available for private entities, with a cost-share of at least 25%. The cap for public entities is also $5,000 but the cost-share requirement is only 5%. To be eligible, building owners must hire an experienced consultant to do the feasibility work. The project location must be appropriate and must have enough sun and the building must have year-round hot water needs. The application must also demonstrate that the time frame and budget required for the feasibility study are "reasonable." The consultant completes and submits the application and supporting documentation (such as aerial photos, copies of electric bills) on the building owner's behalf. All projects must be approved before feasibility study work begins. It should be noted that a feasibility study is required to be eligible for construction grants. <b><i>Construction grants</i></b> The same eligibility requirements apply to construction grants as feasibilty study grants. Systems may be installed regardless of the source of back-up heating (not restricted to just electricity back-up). Third-party ownership is permitted. Rebates are calculated by multiplying $45 times the number of collectors times the SRCC rating (for commercial installations, public installations are eligible for $55 times the collectors times SRCC). There are adders available for components manufactured in Massachusetts, systems owners who participate in the MassCEC performance monitoring program, as well as for buildings impacted by the June 1, 2011 tornado in western Massachusetts (additional back up documentation is required to prove the building was impacted by the tornado). The rebates are capped at 25% system costs or $50,000. Applications are completed online by the installer. Pre-approval is required and the installation must occur within 9 months of receiving approval. MassCEC may inspect any system after it is installed. ''* Although the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center calls these "grants," these incentives are first-come, first-served and are non-competitive as long as all the eligibility criteria are met. Therefore, it falls under the categorization of "rebate" according to DSIRE methodology.''
"rebate" according to DSIRE methodology.''  +
Incentive/TechDsc Solar Water Heat +
Incentive/Type State Rebate Program +
OpenEI/PageDescription Commonwealth Solar Hot Water Commercial Program: energy incentive program.  +
OpenEI/PageKeyword Energy Incentives  + , Massachusetts  + , State Rebate Program  + , Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)  +
Place Massachusetts: Energy Resources +
Website  +
Categories Financial Incentive Programs , Quantitative Incentives , Rebates Grants Incentives , Solar Water Heating Incentives , Incentive with Contacts
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