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Commercial & Industrial Solar Rebate Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Local Government
Nonprofit
Schools
State Government
Federal Government
Tribal Government
Agricultural
Multifamily Residential
Institutional
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Solar Space Heat
Solar Thermal Process Heat
Solar Photovoltaics
Maximum Rebate 

25% of the total cost

Program Info
Sector Name 
State
Administrator 
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission
Funding Source 

RPS alternative compliance payments

State 
New Hampshire
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

New PV systems less than or equal to 100 kW AC: $0.75/W AC
New PV systems less than or equal to 500 kW AC and greater than 100 kW AC: $0.65/W AC
Additions to existing PV systems less than or equal to 100 kW AC: $0.50/W AC
Additions to existing systems less than or equal to 500 kW AC and greater than 100 kW AC: $0.30/W AC

New Solar Thermal systems with 15 or fewer collectors: $0.12/rated or modeled kBtu/year

New Solar Thermal systems with more than 15 collectors: $0.07/rated or modeled kBtu/year
Additions to existing Solar Thermal systems: $0.04/modeled kBtu/year

Summary 

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission initiated a new solar rebate program for non-residential applicants in November 2010. Funded by alternative compliance payments under the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS), this program supports solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar-thermal installations. 

Installations must be located in the state of New Hampshire, and the facility must be served by an investor-owned utility or rural electric utility that is required to comply with the state's RPS (municipal utilities are not required to comply with the state's RPS, and therefore their customers are not eligible for this program). Systems owned by third-parties and sited on eligible customer premises are eligible.

Applicants must first reserve incentive funding. In addition, applicants must complete a "Level II" energy audit. Only qualifying systems installed on or after November 1, 2010, are eligible. This program will operate on a year-by-year basis or until funding is exhausted, whichever comes first.

See the program web site (listed above) for application materials, budget status, and additional program details.