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SC & NC Tax and Utility Rebate Information

South Carolina Tax Rebate and Utility Rebate Programs

S.C. Energy Office Solar Energy and Small Hydropower tax credit

Type: Tax Credit

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Solar Hot Water Heater, Solar Space Heat, Photovoltaic, Solar Cooling, Daylighting, Small Hydroelectric

Amount: 25% of system's installation costs; Maximum incentive: In any given tax year, $3500, or 50% of taxpayer's liability for that taxable year, whichever is less

Link: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=SC08F&state=SC&CurrentPageID=1&RE=1&EE=1

Progress Energy Carolinas - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes

Type: Utility Rate Discount

Recipient: Homeowner (Existing homes)

Technologies Available: New Home must meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star labeled home program.

Amount: 5% off of total monthly electric bill

Link: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=SC06F&re=1&ee=1

Duke Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Type: Utility Rebate Programs

Recipient: Homeowner (existing homes), Builder (new homes)

Technologies Available: Heat Pumps: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace, and have an HSPF of 8.2 or greater. Air Conditioners: must be 14 SEER or greater and include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace

Geothermal Heat Pumps: must be 11.5 EER or greater and include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace

If natural gas is available, the heat pump must be a dual fuel system in order to qualify the incentive.

Amount: Air-source Heat Pumps: $ 200 (existing home); $ 300 (new construction)Air Conditioners: $ 200 (existing home); $ 300 (new construction)

Geothermal Heat Pumps: $ 200 (existing home); $ 300 (new construction)

Link: http://www.duke-energy.com/south-carolina/savings/smart-saver.asp

York Electric Cooperative - Dual Fuel Heat Pump

Type: Utility Rebate Program

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Dual Fuel Heat Pumps

Amount: $400

Link:

North Carolina Tax Rebate and Utility Rebate Programs

Renewable Energy Tax Credit

Type: Tax Credit

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Renewable Transportation Fuels, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Spent pulping liquor, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting, Anaerobic Digestion, Ethanol, Methanol, Biodiesel , Direct-Use Geothermal Energy.

Amount: $1,400 - $10,500 (varies by technology); $2.5 million for commercial applications

Link: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NC20F&re=1&ee=1

Property Tax Abatement for Solar Electric Systems

Type: Property Tax Assessment (property tax break on applicable equipment)

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Solar Thermal Electric, Photovoltaics

Amount: 80% of the appraised value

Link: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NC51F&re=1&ee=1

Active Solar Heating and Cooling Systems Exemption

Type: Property Tax Exemption

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Space Cooling

Amount: No more than conventional equipment

Link: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NC09F&re=1&ee=1

Duke Energy - Energy Star Homes Rate Discount Program

Type: Utility Rate Discount - Electric

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Home must be awarded the Energy Star label

Amount: 5% off of monthly total monthly electric bill

Link: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=NC40F&re=1&ee=1

Progress Energy Carolinas - Rate Discount for Energy Star Homes

Type: Utility Rate Discount

Recipient: Homeowner (existing homes

Technologies Available: New Home must meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star labeled home program.

Amount: 5% off of total monthly electric bill

Link: http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=SC06F&re=1&ee=

PSNC Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rate Discount Program

Type: Utility Rate Discount

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Home must be awarded Energy Star Label

Amount: $.05 per Therm

Link: http://www.psncenergy.com/

en/residential-services/customer-service-center/rate-plans/default.htm#discount

Duke Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

Type: Utility Rebate Programs

Recipient: Homeowner (existing homes), Builder (new homes)

Technologies Available: Heat Pumps: must be 14 SEER or greater, include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace, and have an HSPF of 8.2 or greater. Air Conditioners: must be 14 SEER or greater and include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace

Geothermal Heat Pumps: must be 11.5 EER or greater and include an ECM fan motor on the indoor furnace

If natural gas is available, the heat pump must be a dual fuel system in order to qualify the incentive.

Amount: Air-source Heat Pumps: $ 200 (existing home); $ 300 (new construction)Air Conditioners: $ 200 (existing home); $ 300 (new construction)

Geothermal Heat Pumps: $ 200 (existing home); $ 300 (new construction)

Link: http://www.duke-energy.com/south-carolina/savings/smart-saver.asp

Piedmont Natural Gas - Energy Efficiency Program

Type: Utility Rebate Program

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Water heaters, furnaces

Amount: High efficiency furnace: $300; Tankless water heater: $250: Storage Tank water heater: $50

Link: http://www.piedmontng.com/eprise/main/piedmontng/residential/aboutNaturalGasSection/efficiencyPrograms1a

Progress Energy Carolinas - Pilot Solar Water Heating Rebate Program

Type: Utility Rebate Program

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: solar water heaters

Amount: $1000

Link: http://en.openei.org/wiki/Progress_Energy_Carolinas_-_Pilot_Solar_Water_Heating_Rebate_Program_(North_Carolina)

Progress Energy Carolinas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Type: Utility Rebate Program

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Heat Pumps, Air Conditioners, Duct/Air Sealing, Building Insulation. Windows, Geothermal Heat Pumps

Amount: Air Duct Repair: 50 percent of repair costs up to 120/unit (central AC and heat pumps)

Attic Insulation and Leak Sealing: 37.5 cents per square foot up to 375

Heat Pumps (replacement): 300 per unit

Central AC replacement: 300 per unit

Geothermal Heat Pumps: 300 per unit

HVAC Tune-up: 45

Windows: 30/window

Link: http://en.openei.org/wiki/Progress_Energy_Carolinas_-_Pilot_Solar_Water_Heating_Rebate_Program_(North_Carolina)

PSNC Energy - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

Type: Utility Rebate Program

Recipient: Homeowner

Technologies Available: Water Heaters, Furnaces, Boilers

Amount: Residential Rebates;

Natural Gas furnace or boiler: $100

Natural Gas tank-type water heater: $100

Natural gas tankless water heater: $100

Link: http://en.openei.org/wiki/PSNC_Energy_-_Residential_Energy_Efficient_Appliance_Rebate_Program_(North_Carolina)