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

Marin County Residential Rebate Program

The County of Marin is offering rebates to single family property owners for the replacement of natural gas appliances with efficient all-electric units, including water heaters, furnaces, ranges and cooktops. Replacing natural gas appliances with electric models will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve indoor air quality, and make your home a safer environment.

NYSERDA Retail Energy Storage Incentive Program

NOTE: The Block 1 of 100 MWh of energy storage capacity has been fully subscribed. The incentives is now offered at Block 2 level at $250/kWh for total Block of 125 MWh. 

In December 2018, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted 1,500 MW energy storage target by 2025, and a 3,000 MW target by 2030. As a part of the order, the PSC directed NYSERDA to develop incentive designed to meet the statewide energy storage goals. 

The Retail Energy Storage Incentive program offers financial incentives for new energy storage projects smaller than 5 MW (AC) that are i) connected

NYSERDA Bulk Energy Storage Incentive Program

In December 2018, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) adopted 1,500 MW energy storage target by 2025, and a 3,000 MW target by 2030. As a part of the order, the PSC directed NYSERDA to develop incentive designed to meet the statewide energy storage goals. 

The Bulk Energy Storage Incentive program offers financial incentives for new energy storage projects greater than 5 MW (AC) that are connected to the grid. The energy storage system must provide services to the wholesale energy market, ancillary services, or distribution level service. 

Eligibility

The projects must be greater than 5 MW (AC). Any

EnergyUnited (Gas) Residential Appliance Rebates Program

EnergyUnited offers rebates for replacing appliances with new more efficient propane appliances. Rebates are available for propane furnaces or gas packs, propane-fueled vented room heaters or wall furnaces, propane-fueled tankless water heaters, propane-fueled storage tank-type water heaters, and dual fuel heat pumps. Rebate amounts range from $100 to $300 depending on the appliance replaced. Rebates are only available to homeowners. Rebates are available until program funds are depleted.

EnergyUnited (Electric) Residential Energy Efficiency Program

EnergyUnited is offering new rebates for heat pump upgrades. A rebate of $150 is available for upgrading to a heat pump system of 15 SEER and a $300 rebates is available for upgrading to a heat pump system of 16 SEER or higher. Rebate is only available to homeowners. Each applicant must be an EnergyUnited member. Rebates are limited to two units per household.

Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - New Construction Rebates

Minnesota Energy Resources offers a variety of rebates to residential customers who install energy efficiency measures in homes that have been newly constructed. Program applications must be received within 60 days of installation of measures. Low income customers should check out low income new construction rebates. For questions about this program, call Minnesota Energy Resources at 866-872-0052.

Minnesota Energy Resources (Gas) - Home Energy Excellence Program for Builders or Homeowners

Minnesota Energy Resources offers the Home Energy Excellence Program to encourage builders to build energy efficient homes. Minnesota Energy Resources offers rebates to both homeowners and builders for certain types of equipment installed in homes that were built as a part of this program. Minnesota Energy Resources will only provide one rebate per piece of equipment, so contractors and homeowners should determine who applies for/receives the rebate. For specific program requirements, interested customers should call 866-872-0052.