Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

March 21, 2007


The Kentucky Solar Partnership, in collaboration with the Energy Center at the University of Louisville, is offering a $500 rebate for solar water heaters installed on residences in Kentucky. Funding is available for 25 installations. Owner-installed systems are eligible, but applicants must demonstrate that they have attended a solar water heater installation workshop or have the necessary skills to complete the project, and must meet all the terms and conditions of the program. As a condition for receiving a rebate, recipients must agree to allow the Kentucky Solar Partnership to inspect the solar water heating system after installation and to perform monitoring of the performance of the system for up to two years. They also agree to allow information about their home and solar system to be used in educational materials produced for the purpose of promoting the use of solar energy. Swimming pool heaters and radiant home heating systems are not eligible for the incentive at this time, nor are repairs to or expansion of existing solar water heating systems.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Non-Profit
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Kentucky
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Kentucky Solar Partnership
Start Date: January 2006
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $500
Equipment Requirements: SRCC rated collectors are required. SRCC systems are recommended. (See rebate application for details.) All major system components must have at least a 1-year warranty.
Installation Requirements: System must include at least a two-year installation warranty that covers any defect in the workmanship of the installation at no charge to the owner.


Name: Information KY Solar
Organization: Kentucky Solar Partnership
Address: 2235 Gregory Woods Road
Frankfort KY 40601
Phone: (888) 576-6527

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.