Renewable Energy Resource Center

The RERC provides consumers with information on the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy. We administer renewable energy incentives for the Clean Energy Development Fund and provide dealer listings.

Advanced Wood Heating Systems

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The Advanced Wood Heat incentive is available for efficient central wood pellet and wood chip systems. Most residential customers will benefit most from the flat-rate incentive.

Incentives are available

Flat-Rate $3,000
Custom $1.25/sq-ft
Thermal Storage Adder (Custom Only) $10.00 per kBtu/hr
Remaining Funds $566,924

Updated 4/6/2017

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Solar Hot Water

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The average residential customer receives approximately $1,000 in incentives from our program.

Incentives are available

Residential Systems $0.40 per kWh/yr
  Average Residential Incentive ~$1,000
Commercial Systems $0.40 per kWh/yr
Public-Serving Non-Profit Systems $0.80 per kWh/yr
Remaining Funds $53,565

Updated 4/6/2017

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Wood Stove Change-Out

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The incentive is available to customers via Participating Retailers for select EPA-qualified cord wood and pellet stoves that replace old, in-use non EPA-qualified wood stoves.

Incentives are not available

Stove Type Emissions Limit Incentive
Pellet / Cord Wood ≤ 1.5 grams per hour $1,500
Pellet / Cord Wood ≤ 2.0 grams per hour $1,000
Cord Wood ≤ 2.5 grams per hour $750
Cord Wood ≤ 3.0 grams per hour $500
Remaining Funds $0

Updated 4/6/2017

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Solar Photovoltaic

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We no longer have funding available for solar PV systems. Please visit the links to the right for more information about solar.

Further Information

  • Incentive calculations vary by technology and are summarized above. Please review our reservation applications for more details or contact us for more information on the High Performance Low Income Solar Electric incentive.
  • Funding is provided by the Clean Energy Development Fund. Current funds available for projects and number of reserved projects are summarized above. Any fluctuations in dollar values is due to project withdrawals. These amounts are updated weekly.
  • The Advanced Wood Heating incentives may be combined with the Efficiency Vermont Central Wood Pellet and Furnace Rebate (residential only), and the Solar Hot Water incentive may be combined with the Efficiency Vermont Solar Water Heater Rebate (residential and commercial). Please contact Efficiency Vermont for more information on these offers.
  • Renewable energy is a great investment to lowering energy bills and creating a clean environment! We look forward to helping you, so please let us know if you have any questions or comments.