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Commercial & Industrial Solar Incentive Program


Modified & Expanded Program

Beginning April 17, 2015, the modified and expanded Commercial and Industrial Solar Incentive Program is open, 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 is 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.  This program is open to businesses, non-profits, public entities, and other non-residential customers within New Hampshire. 
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.

The Category 2 incentive level for solar energy systems are 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.

Application Submittal and Queue Position Information
Applications for the modified and expanded Commercial and Industrial Solar Incentive program will be accepted beginning at 8:30 am on Friday, April 17, 2015.  Complete applications may be delivered in person to the PUC or may be sent via USPS, overnight express, or courier service.  Electronic applications (emailed) will not be accepted.  Applications received at the PUC on April 17, 2015 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. will participate in a Queue Position Lottery Drawing to be held at the Commission on April 21, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.  Applications received after 4:30 p.m. on April 17, 2015 will be placed in the queue in the order of receipt.


Lottery Queue Positions

Expanded and Modified Program Application Forms

  • Category 1 Commercial & Industrial Incentive Application
  • Category 2 Commercial & Industrial Incentive Application

Expanded and Modified Program Budgets

Category 1

 

Budget:

$2,282,551

Applicant Cap:

$684,765

 

 

Category 2

 

Budget:

$2,282,551

Applicant Cap:

$684,765

 

 

Total Program Budget

$4,565,102

 

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)

 

General Information

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