Puerto Rico - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebates

June 04, 2010


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state before making purchasing decisions. Puerto Rico ENERGY STAR Appliance voucher rebates for residential consumers began February 24, 2010. Each municipality has been designated a certain number of vouchers and residents must contact their mayor's office of their municipality for a voucher prior to purchasing the appliance. Residents are encouraged to check the program website and call 1-877-9tuvale as well. Once a resident receives a voucher he/she has 30 days to purchase equipment. The voucher is good for $200 instant rebate on ENERGY STAR air conditioners (room and central), washers, freezers, refrigerators, and water heaters (electric, gas storage, gas tankless, solar-electric backup and solar-gas backup).

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Puerto Rico
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.buscatuvalepr.com/
Start Date: 03/10/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: $200
Maximum Incentive: $200
Eligible System Size: Residential-sized equipment only
Equipment Requirements: Must be Energy Star
Installation Requirements: There are a limited number of rebate vouchers per municipality; residents must receive rebate vouchers from their municipality first and then take the voucher to a participating retail outlet.

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.