Maine State Solar Rebates
SunPower solar electric panels on a boathouse
overlooking Casco Bay in Falmouth

Efficiency Maine, a subset of the Maine Public Utilities Commission, reopened its rebate program on Monday June 29, 2009.

This is a great opportunity for people who are considering a solar hot water or solar electric installation.

UPDATE: The rebate program has continued into 2010!  See Efficiency Maine’s website for more details.

Solar hot water rebates, both commercial and residential, will be awarded in the amount of $1,000, and buildings that are Energy Star or Maine Home Performance rated may be eligible for a $1,500 rebate.

For all solar electric systems, the rebate amount awarded is $2,000.

In addition to the state rebates, you can receive up to 30% off a solar power or solar hot water installation thanks to federal tax credits.

The rebates will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. If you think you are going to purchase a solar hot water or solar electric system and have it installed in 2009 or 2010 please contact our office to receive help in filling out the state rebate application.

1 Comment

Stephen Sponseller says:

I’m curious if you have an alaysis that shows the payback period for one of the residential systems that qualify for the state rebate program. Any info is greatly apreciated.

Thank you,
Stephen

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