Indiana Solar Thermal (IST) Grant Program

June 28, 2011

Summary

The application deadline for the Indiana Solar Thermal grant was September 1, 2010. This program is no longer available.

The Indiana Solar Thermal grant program is available to public institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit commercial entities that use over 100,000 gallons of hot water per year. The grant will cover 25% of the cost, up to $25,000. Grant applications will be evaluated on a variety of criteria, including the number of jobs created, whether or not the project will be installed by April 30, 2011, cost of energy, and general environmental benefits. Additional considerations will be taken into account, such as they type of fuel displaced, if the project incorporates an educational component, appropriate system sizing among others. All systems must include monitoring and all grantees will be required to comply with reporting deadlines.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Indiana
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site: http://www.in.gov/oed/2588.htm
Administrator: Indiana Office of Energy Development
Start Date: 08/01/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: 25%
Maximum Incentive: $25,000
Equipment Requirements: Must be commercially available; monitoring system (measuring water flow and energy output) is required. Systems with freeze and overheat protection will be given preference. Manufacturer's warranty of at least 7 years given preference.
Installation Requirements: System must receive at least 85% of the "sun's potential" and installation should minimize shading.

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.