New Hampshire Electric Co-op - Solar Photovoltaic Incentive Program

January 09, 2017


New Hampshire Electric Co-op (NHEC) is offering rebates for residential and commercial/government grid-tied solar photovoltaic (PV) systems up to one megawatt (MW) in capacity. The rebate is equal to $0.25 per DC Watt. For residential systems, the maximum award is $1,375; for commercial systems, the maximum award is the lesser of 15% of the system cost or $10,000. Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Systems must be pre-approved, installed, operating, and inspected to receive the incentive. Renewable energy certificates (RECs) produced by participants' systems are owned by NHEC. However, instead of receiving the incentive, a customer may opt to sell their RECs to NHEC at current market value. Group net metering systems are not eligible for this incentive.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New Hampshire
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: New Hampshire Electric Co-op
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: $0.25 per DC Watt
Maximum Incentive: Residential: $1,375
Commercial/Government: the lesser of 15% of the system cost or $10,000
Eligible System Size: 1 MW or less
Equipment Requirements: Minimum efficiency of 80%
System must comply with local, state and national codes. Member must install a UL-listed electric utility meter socket.
Installation Requirements: System must be grid-tied and net-metered. System must be oriented between 165° and 225°, and tilted between 25° and 60° above the horizon. Must have shading efficiency of 80% or higher. System must remain permanently installed for at least 10 years.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with the utility


This program has 2 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 0.25 $/W-DC, The system has a minimum of 1.00 MW, The incentive has a minimum of $1375.00
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Local Government, State Government, Federal Government
Parameters: The incentive is 0.25 $/W-DC, The system has a minimum of 1.00 MW, The incentive has a minimum of $10000.00, The incentive has a minimum of 15.00 % of cost


Name: Scott McNeil
Organization: New Hampshire Electric Co-op
Address: 579 Tenney Mountain Highway
Plymouth NH 03264
Phone: (180) 069-8200

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.