Residential

Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now expired.  The tax credit for builders of energy efficient homes and tax deductions for energy efficient commercial buildings have also expired.

The tax credits for residential renewable energy products are still available through December 31, 2021. Renewable energy tax credits for fuel cells, small wind turbines, and geothermal heat pumps now feature a gradual step down in the credit value, the same as those for solar energy systems.

While the tax credits for residential energy efficiency have expired, you can still save money and energy in your home by using ENERGY STAR

Energy-Efficient Mortgages

Homeowners can take advantage of energy efficient mortgages (EEM) to either finance energy efficiency improvements to existing homes, including renewable energy technologies, or to increase their home buying power with the purchase of a new energy efficient home. The U.S. federal government supports these loans by insuring them through Federal Housing Authority (FHA) or Veterans Affairs (VA) programs. This allows borrowers who might otherwise be denied loans to pursue energy efficiency, and it secures lenders against loan default.

FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages
The FHA allows lenders to add up to 100% of energy efficiency improvements to an existing mortgage loan

Poudre Valley REA - Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, offers a variety of lighting rebates to commercial and residential customers. Rebates are available on commercial lighting upgrades, residential LED lighting, refrigerators/freezers, clothes washers, dishwashers, water heaters, motors, VFDs, and air conditioners. 

Visit the program website for more information.

Nolin RECC - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Nolin RECC provides a variety of rebates to its residential customers for increasing their energy efficiency. This includes the Heat Pump Retrofit Program, the Button-Up Weatherization Program, and the ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home Program. Additionally, Nolin RECC provides the SimpleSaver program, which gives rebates to customers who reduce their use of air conditioners during peak times. Nolin RECC also provides the Community Assistance Resources for Energy Savings (CARES) program, which provides an incentive of up to $2,000 to households for weatherization and energy efficiency measures through their local Kentucky Community Action Agencies (CAA) network. See website for more information.

Blue Grass Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Blue Grass Energy provides a variety of rebates to its residential customers for increasing their energy efficiency. This includes the Heat Pump Retrofit Program, the Button-Up Weatherization Program, and the ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home Program. Additionally, BGE provides the SimpleSaver program, which gives rebates to customers who reduce their use of air conditioners during peak times. BGE also provides the Community Assistance Resources for Energy Savings (CARES) program, which provides an incentive of up to $2,000 to households for weatherization and energy efficiency measures through their local Kentucky Community Action Agencies (CAA) network. See website for more information.

Duke Energy - NC Solar Rebate Program

Note: Residential and Non-residential Business Customer applications for solar rebates have reached the 2019 program capacity limit. All additional Residential and Non-residential Business Customer applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress are providing rebates to customers who install PV. Each utility will is awarding rebates on a first-come, first-served basis to 10 MW of systems each year. Of this total, 5,000 kW are reserved for residential applications. Of the remaining 5,000 kW, 2,500 kW is reserved for nonprofits. 

Ground Source Heat Pump Rebate Program

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) provides rebates for the installation of ground source heat pump (GSHP) systems at single-family/multifamily residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial sites. Rebates will be granted to GSHP systems installed after January 1, 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis, with applications accepted through June 30, 2019. Eligible sites include new and existing buildings installing a GSHP system for space heating and cooling, domestic hot water, and/or process heating that pay or will pay the surcharge. 

Only participating designers and participating installers are eligible to submit rebate applications, and GSHP systems must be

Wabash Valley Power Association (28 Member Cooperatives) - Residential Energy Efficiency Program

Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) is a generation and transmission cooperative which provides wholesale electricity to 28 distribution systems in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, and Illinois. View the WVPA membership webpage to view all participating members of the association. WVPA offers a number of rebates to residential customers of these member organizations. Rebates are available for heat pump water heaters, geothermal and air-source heat pumps, and HVAC equipment.

A signed application and installation invoice must be received by Wabash Valley Power within 60 days of the installation completion date. View the program web site listed above for more program or

Energy Storage Tax Credit

The Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Tax Year 2019 Maryland Energy Storage Income Tax Credit (ITC) Program (the Program). The Program is designed to encourage the deployment of energy storage systems in Maryland.

The Program is available to residential and commercial taxpayers who have installed an energy storage system on their residential or commercial property in Maryland during Tax Year 2019 (January 1 - December 31, 2019). MEA may award up to $750,000 in energy storage tax credits on a first come, first served basiswhile funding is available. MEA will not accept