City of Aurora – Solar Domestic Water Heater Rebate


Description:

Incentive Type:

Local Rebate Program

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

Solar Water Heat

Applicable Sectors:

Commercial, Residential

Amount:Residential:

$2,000 plus $45 for every kBTU above 23 kBTUs
Commercial: 30% of the total system cost

Maximum Incentive:

Residential: $3,000
Commercial: $15,000

Eligible System Size:

Solar domestic hot water systems must be a minimum of 23,000 BTU/day with a 40 gallon storage tank.

Equipment Requirements:

Collectors must be SRCC OG-100 rated.

Installation Requirements:

Systems must be installed by a solar or wind contractor with a business license to operate in Colorado.
The system must be installed to meet a minimum optimum orientation output of 80%.
Participants must first receive a blower door energy audit (for residential buildings) or an energy assessment (for commercial properties) from Xcel Energy.

Funding Source:

The American Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009

Summary:

The City of Aurora has allocated funds from its Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) award for residential and commercial solar domestic water heaters. This rebate program is available to Aurora property owners who install solar water heater systems using new equipment. System expansions are ineligible. Systems must be a minimum of 23,000 BTU/day with a 40 gallon storage tank. All collectors must be SRCC OG-100 rated. Participants must first receive a blower door energy audit (for residential buildings) or an energy assessment (for commercial properties) from Xcel Energy.

Eligible building owners will receive a rebate that covers the entire cost of the Xcel energy audit plus the cost of system materials up to $3,000 for residential or $15,000 for commercial buildings.

Rebates are offered on a first-come first-served basis until September 2011 or until funds are exhausted.