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Commercial & Industrial Solar Incentive Program


Modified & Expanded Program

Expanded and Modified Program Overview

On April 17, 2015, the modified and expanded Commercial and Industrial Solar Incentive Program was opened, per Order No. 25,764.  This program offers incentives for solar energy systems in two eligible project categories.  Category 1 is for solar electric and thermal systems rated less than or equal to 100 kW (AC) or thermal equivalent.  Category 2 was for solar electric systems greater than 100 kW (AC) but less than or equal to 500 kW (AC).  In each category, incentives are limited to 25% of the total project cost if less than the AC incentive payment otherwise calculated.  Category 1 is open to businesses, non-profits, public entities, and other non-residential customers within New Hampshire. Category 2 is currently closed. 

The C&I program is currently under review to determine if any revisions should be made.  Please refer to Docket No. 10-212.

The Category 1 incentive levels for new solar energy facilities are as follows:

  • $0.75 per watt (AC) for solar electric facilities,
  • $0.12/rated or modeled kBtu/year for solar thermal facilities fifteen collectors in size or fewer, and
  • $0.07/rated or modeled kBtu/year for solar thermal facilities greater than fifteen collectors in size. 

The Category 1 incentive level for expanded solar energy facilities is as follows:

  • $0.50 per Watt AC for expanded electric facilities, and
  • $0.04 per thousand-Btu per year for expanded thermal facilities.

PLEASE NOTE that Category 2 is currently closed.

The Category 2 incentive level for solar energy systems was as follows:

  • $0.65 per Watt AC for new electric facilities, and  
  • $0.30 per Watt AC for expanded solar electric facilities
For complete program details, please refer to Order No. 25,764 and Docket No. 10-212 or contact Liz Nixon, Elizabeth.Nixon@puc.nh.gov.


Expanded and Modified Program Application Forms

Category 1 Commercial & Industrial Incentive Application

  PDF MS Word
  • Category 1 Pre-Installation Application.pdf (Step 1) (Rev.4/9/15)
PDF  
  • Category 1 Post-Installation Application.pdf (Step 2) (9/14/15)
PDF MS Word

Category 2 Commercial & Industrial Incentive Application

  PDF MS Word
  • Category 2 Pre-Installation Application.pdf (Step 1) (Rev.4/9/15)
PDF  
  • Category 2 Post-Installation Application.pdf (Step 2) - Coming Soon
   

 

Original Program

IMPORTANT Program Update

Per PUC Order 25,764 issued on February 20, 2015 the Commercial & Industrial Solar Incentive Program was modified. Step 1 Applications for the original program are no longer being accepted.  Step 2 Post-Installation applications will be accepted for previously approved Step 1 applications.

Original Program Step 2 Form
(Step 1 Pre-Installation Applications Submitted Prior to March 7, 2015)

If the Step 1 application was submitted prior to March 7, 2015, please contact Liz Nixon at Elizabeth.Nixon@puc.nh.gov or 603-271-6018 for a copy of the Step 2 application. 

 

General Information

ATTENTION NHEC CUSTOMERS!!  NHEC is providing incentives and services to help residential and commercial members invest in renewable energy systems.