Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Extra Solar BC Grants

SolarBC is happy to announce that incentives for solar hot water will double during February and March, from $1,000 to $2,000. This investment will support the installation of domestic solar water heating systems for the first 200 homes over the next 2-months. So, if you have been wondering about installing solar hot water but haven’t yet taken the plunge, now might be a smart time to do so.

This extra discount to use perhaps in getting solar panels for your own home, or to help show case solar hot water panels on your show home as an additional option for homebuyers.

Rebates/Grants at a glance are:

SolarBC point-of-sale discount: NOW $2,000 (was $1,000)
ecoENERGY rebate: $1250
*Total rebates: $3,250

* For homes with electrically-heated hot water in the FortisBC area there is an additional $300 available. The total covers roughly half the cost of installation depending on the system chosen.

Learn more at www.flywheelbuildingsolutions.com or www.solarbc.ca


EcoEnergy program to end

Be aware that the ecoEnergy program is winding down and the federal government at this time will not be creating a followup program, so do take advantage of the grants and rebates available while possible. The program ends on March 31st 2011, however all installations and final energy audits must be completed before this date and paperwork submitted.

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