Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy Grants

Program Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy Grants
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector State
Last Update
State New Hampshire
Administrator New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Website http://www.puc.nh.gov/Sustainable%20Energy/RFPs.htm
Budget Estimated $1 million (2016 Solicitation)
Technologies Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

Note: The deadline for the most recent round of funding under this program was October 28, 2016. 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. The minimum award is $150,000, and the maximum award is $1 million.

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, and hydroelectric technologies. Also eligible are geothermal ground source heat pumps, biomass, and solar thermal technologies producing useful thermal energy. 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.

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