New Jersey residents are eligible for a $1200 incentive if they own an electric hot water heater and are willing to install a solar hot water system that can substitute or supplement the existing system.
With a solar hot water system people can save money while reducing the amount of carbon emissions by using less fossil fuel. The Solar Domestic Hot Water Pilot Program aims to make it more affordable for New Jersey residents.
If you’re interested in the Solar Domestic Hot Water Pilot Program, you should first contact a certified contractor. To qualify for the program a participating contractor with a New Jersey Home Improvement Contractor’s License must install the system. They must also be NABCEP certified or at least have prior industry experience and proper training.
Once the system is installed, the contractor will help you with the application form you should submit along with copies of the installation invoice and the equipment specifications. Then you will wait for the New Jersey Clean Energy Program to approve your application. The maximum number of days from the processing of the rebates is 120 days.
The applicant must be an existing customer of Public Service Electric & Gas (PSE&G), Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) or the Rockland Electric Company (RECO). The solar domestic hot water system have been installed between Sept. 9, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2009, although the deadline can be extended depending on the number of participants of the pilot program.
The installed system must have at least a one-year comprehensive labor warranty from the date of installation. The contractor must give the customer frost protection assurances as well as fail-safe freeze and overheat protection. The system must also pass all state and local electric, plumbing and building codes.
To find out more about New Jersey’s Domestic Hot Water Pilot Program, you can contact:
New Jersey Clean Energy Program – Residential Market Manager
145 Route 46 West
Wayne, NJ 07470
Phone: (866) 657-6278
Fax: (508) 672-7910
Web Site: http://www.njcleanenergy.com/
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