Blue Ridge EMC - Residential Solar Water Heating Rebate Program

April 30, 2010


Blue Ridge Electric is providing rebates of $500 for their residential members who purchase solar water heating systems. The systems must be installed on an owner-occupied, single-family home, which is the member’s primary residence. Vacation homes and investment properties will not qualify for a rebate as a residential project. At least half of the energy used to heat the dwelling’s water must be from solar in order to be eligible for the rebate. The system must be saving or displacing electricity. Systems saving or displacing other fuels are not eligible for the rebate. At minimum, a SWH system must be designed for a family of four. Other restrictions apply. See the program website for complete details.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Blue Ridge Electric
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $500 per system
Maximum Incentive: $500 per residential account
Equipment Requirements: All solar collectors must have OG-100 certification by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or the equivalent rating (GP-5-80) from the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC).
Installation Requirements: Systems must be installed by an authorized installer
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Blue Ridge EMC


Name: SWH Rebate Program
Organization: Blue Ridge Electric
Address: PO Box 112
Lenoir NC 28645-0112

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.