North Carolina – Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

North Carolina is offering rebates for certain Energy Star appliances in two phases.

Phase One offered 15% instant rebates on the purchase of Energy Star clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and freezers from April 22, 2010 through April 25, 2010. 

Phase Two is offering rebates for Energy Star clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, central air conditioners, gas furnaces, heat pumps and water heaters, including solar water heaters, purchased on or after June 1, 2010.

The total program budget is $8.8 million, but only $650,000 remains for Phase Two of the program. The appliance must be purchased from one of the program’s approved retailers, and the 15% rebate will deducted directly from the purchase price at the store. Appliances must be replacing an existing less efficient appliance, and participants must either have the retailer properly dispose of the old appliance, or certify to the retailer that the old appliance is being properly disposed of or recycled.

State: North Carolina
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount: Central Air Conditioner: $300
Clothes Washer: $100
Dishwasher: $75
Freezer: $75
Gas Furnace: $300
Gas Storage Water Heater: $200
Gas Tankless Water Heater: $200
Heat Pump: $300
Refrigerator: $150
Solar Water Heater (electric or gas back-up): $200
Equipment Requirements: Must be Energy Star certified, and must be replacing an existing appliance. Participant must have retailer haul away or recycle the old appliance, or certify to the retailer that the appliance is being properly disposed of.
Funding Source: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
Program Budget: $8.8 million
Start Date: 6/1/2010
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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 or territory program’s funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions.


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