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Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program

Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Maximum Rebate 

$1,500 or 50% of installed cost; $2,000 for systems purchased by 12/31/13

Program Info
Funding Source 

LIPA Efficiency Long Island Program

Start Date 

December 2010

New York
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

$20 per kBTU (based on SRCC collector rating)

Bonus Incentive for systems purchased by 12/31/13:

2 Collector system: $500 bonus rebate
1 Collector system: $250 bonus rebate

Long Island Power Authority

'''''Note: For system purchased by December 31, 2013, LIPA is providing a bonus rebate of $500 for systems with two collectors, and $250 for systems with one collector. '''''

The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is now offering homeowners rebates for the installation of solar water heaters. In order to qualify for a rebate, the customer must have an existing electric hot water heater and take electric service from LIPA under an eligible rate code. The FAQ on the program web site contains information on eligible rate codes and rate changes. The rebate level is set at $20 per kBTU as determined by the SRCC collector rating, up to a maximum of $1,500 or 50% of installed project costs. Systems must be oriented in a southerly direction (south, southeast, or southwest) in order to qualify for an incentive. The solar water heater must be owned by the customer in order to qualify for an incentive; leased systems are not eligible for a rebate.

Funding for this program is provided by LIPA's Efficiency Long Island program. According to LIPA's 2013 Operating Budget, a total of $340,000 in funding will be available during 2013. Please see the program web site listed at the top of this page for additional information.

Other Information 

Systems must be new; collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified; warranties of 5 years on the system and 10 years on the collectors required