Renewable energy utilizes natural resources such as sun, wind, water, and geothermal heat to produce efficient and environmentally sustainable energy.
The NH Public Utilities Commission offers rebates on a variety of renewable energy technologies, including:
The Northern Forest Center offers resources to help promote the use of biomass-based heating systems in parts of New Hampshire. The Center’s Model Neighborhood Wood Heat Initiative helps businesses in Coos, Grafton, or Carroll Counties switch to high-efficiency wood pellet boilers. These boilers are clean-burning and convenient central heating systems that enable users to heat with local, 100% wood pellets, benefiting both the environment and the economy. Informational resources can be accessed on their website at NorthernForest.org.
Federal Tax Credits are also available for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Find out what is offered and how to claim your credits by visiting EnergyStar.gov.
The four major electric utilities in NH – Eversource Energy, Liberty Utilities, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) and Unitil – have followed the requirement for net metering renewable energy including Solar PV under the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission (PUC) 900 rules. Under this order, each was required to interconnect a utility specific amount of renewable energy.
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NHEC offers incentives to its members for both commercial and residential Solar PV and Solar Water Heating energy technologies. Visit the following links for detailed program information.
On April 1st 2015, NHEC met its state mandated net metering cap of 3.16 megawatts. Reaching the cap presented an opportunity for NHEC to evaluate the impact of net metering to its overall membership. As a result of this evaluation, the NHEC Board of Directors voted to continue net metering with changes to the NHEC Terms & Conditions that adjust the rate structures for net metering participants. You can view these terms in Section X found in NHEC’s Terms & Conditions document on their website: http://www.nhec.com/rates_summaryofrates_termsandconditions.php