Commercial & Industrial Renewable Energy Grants

October 02, 2023


Note: The deadline for the most recent round of funding under this program is November 16, 2023. This summary is provided for reference only. Contact the PUC about the possibility of future funding rounds under this program.

The New Hampshire Department of Energy (DOE) offers grant funding for renewable energy projects installed at commercial, industrial, public, non-profit, municipal or school facilities, or multi-family residences with at least three units.

Eligible forms of energy include electricity or useful thermal energy generated from wind, ocean thermal, wave, current, tidal, hydrogen derived from biomass fuels or methane gas, methane gas, biomass, and hydroelectric technologies. Also eligible are geothermal ground source heat pumps, biomass, and solar thermal technologies producing useful thermal energy. Projects must utilize grant funds primarily for capital investments in new renewable energy facilities, upgrades to existing facilities to increase renewable energy production or upgrades to existing renewable energy facilities that will qualify them as a “renewable source” for the production of renewable energy certificates (RECs) under RSA 362-F. Systems financed by third parties are generally allowed.

Projects that are eligible to apply for a rebate under any of the DOE’s renewable energy rebate programs, including the DOE’s commercial and industrial solar rebate program, are not eligible for funding under this round.

*In 2021, the New Hampshire DOE was given the administration and implementation authority over RPS policy and the renewable energy fund (per H.B. 2).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Hampshire Department of Energy
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Space Heat
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Biomass
  • Hydroelectric
  • Hydrogen
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Landfill Gas
  • Tidal
  • Wave
  • Ocean Thermal
  • Wind (Small)
  • Hydroelectric (Small)
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels
Incentive Amount: Varies
Maximum Incentive: Varies
Installation Requirements: Must be physically located in New Hampshire and completed within two years of the award


Name: New Hampshire Statutes § 362-F:10
Name: NH PUC Rule 2500


Name: New Hampshire Department of Energy
Organization: Sustainable Energy Division
Address: 21 South Fruit Street, Suite 10
Concord NH 03301
Phone: (603) 271-3670

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.