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

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Last modified on August 6, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place Wisconsin

Name Wisconsin - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Furnaces, Boilers, Heat pumps, Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Solar hot water: 2,000

Boilers: 200
Furnaces (oil and gas): 200
Central AC and air-source heat pumps: 75
Geothermal heat pumps: 75
Clothes washers: 100
Dishwashers: 25
Freezers: 50
Refrigerators: 75
Water heaters: 150
Electric heat pump water heaters: 50

Equipment Requirements Equipment must meet minimum efficiency requirements and replace an existing appliance
Expiration Date February 2012 or when funds are exhausted

Program Budget $5.4 million

Website http://www.focusonenergy.com/Residential/loose_pages/recovery.aspx

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.

Wisconsin is offering rebates for consumer purchases of certain energy efficient appliances. The list of eligible measures includes heating and cooling equipment, several common household appliances, and solar hot water equipment. Rebates generally range from $25 to $200, but solar hot water equipment is eligible for a rebate of up to $2,000. The program is available for residential energy customers only. Businesses, including landlords, are not eligible for funding. Appliances installed in Wisconsin vacation homes by non-residents are eligible if they otherwise meet the program requirements. In contrast to other programs administered by Focus On Energy, eligibility for this program is not limited to residents whose utilities participate in Focus On Energy. Customers of utilities that participate in Focus On Energy may be eligible for additional incentives if their purchase qualifies for both programs.

In order to qualify for a rebate, equipment must be purchased on or after January 1, 2010, be installed within the state of Wisconsin, and meet certain minimum energy efficiency requirements. As noted above, appliances must replace existing appliances, so appliances installed as part of new construction are not eligible for incentives. Customers that apply for refrigerator, freezer, or central air conditioning rebate must provide proof that the old unit has been taken out of service and properly recycled. Rebate applications must be submitted within 30 days of making an eligible purchase. Please see the website above for further program details and requirements.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Focus on Energy

Address 431 Charmany Dr.
Place Madison, Wisconsin
Zip/Postal Code 53719
Phone (800) 762-7077

Email focusinfo@focusonenergy.com
Website http://www.focusonenergy.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)"

Rebates Grants Solar Water Heating Incentives

SWH Residential Max Size 5,000
SWH Residential Size Unit Thm/year

SWH Residential $/unit $2,000

SWH Size/output Unit SWH system

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


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