Long Island Power Authority - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program

June 25, 2015


Note: For system purchased by December 31, 2013, LIPA is providing a bonus rebate of $500 for systems with two collectors, and $250 for systems with one collector. 
The Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) is now offering homeowners rebates for the installation of solar water heaters. In order to qualify for a rebate, the customer must have an existing electric hot water heater and take electric service from LIPA under an eligible rate code. The FAQ on the program web site contains information on eligible rate codes and rate changes.  The rebate level is set at $20 per kBTU as determined by the SRCC collector rating, up to a maximum of $1,500 or 50% of installed project costs. Systems must be oriented in a southerly direction (south, southeast, or southwest) in order to qualify for an incentive. The solar water heater must be owned by the customer in order to qualify for an incentive; leased systems are not eligible for a rebate.

Funding for this program is provided by LIPA's Efficiency Long Island program. According to LIPA's 2013 Operating Budget, a total of $340,000 in funding will be available during 2013. Please see the program web site listed at the top of this page for additional information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: New York
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.lipower.org/residential/efficiency/renewables/solar-hw-rebates.html
Administrator: Long Island Power Authority
Start Date: December 2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $20 per kBTU (based on SRCC collector rating)

Bonus Incentive for systems purchased by 12/31/13:
2 Collector system: $500 bonus rebate
1 Collector system: $250 bonus rebate
Maximum Incentive: $1,500 or 50% of installed cost; $2,000 for systems purchased by 12/31/13
Equipment Requirements: Systems must be new; collectors must be SRCC OG-100 certified; warranties of 5 years on the system and 10 years on the collectors required
Installation Requirements: Customer must have an existing electric water heater; system orientation must be south, southeast, or southwest; system must be owned by the customer (i.e., leased systems are not eligible)
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: LIPA


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Long Island Power Authority
Address: 25 Hub Drive
Melville NY 11747
Phone: (800) 490-0025

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.