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CURRENT REBATES

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Improvements shall require a licensed contractor in order to participant in rebate program. See additional program requirements for details.
  • GVEC does not assume liability for work completed by any contractor.
  • Must be a GVEC member.
  • Items receiving a rebate shall be served by GVEC.
  • Please allow 8 weeks after receipt of all documents to receive rebate credit.
  • All rebates will be payable to GVEC members only.
  • Rebates less than $1,501 will be applied as a credit to your GVEC energy bill. Rebates greater than $1,500 will be mailed to the mailing address as submitted on the online application.
  • GVEC reserves the right to verify all projects in order to meet minimum program guidelines and requirements.
  • Additional supporting documents may be required, see additional program requirements for details.
  • Government funded improvements do not qualify for GVEC Rebates.
  • GVEC reserves the right to make changes to the program without notice.

INDIVIDUAL REBATES

Duct Replacement

REQUIREMENTS

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • Only full duct system replacement will qualify for rebate, partial duct systems will not be eligible.
  • Duct material shall be insulated with R-8.
  • ONLY DUCTS IN UNCONDITIONED SPACE WILL QUALIFY (Any discrepancies of unconditioned or conditioned area to be determined by GVEC).
  • Invoice shall include: R-value of material used.
  • Dampers shall be installed in order to control room-by-room airflow.
  • Adjustable louvered ceiling grilles shall not be a substitution for dampers.
  • Contractor must hold a current certification showing proof of training in Blower Door, Duct Blaster or National Comfort Institute (NCI) HVAC air diagnostics and balancing testing. Duct air flow leakage testing results must show final duct leakage in CFM and nominal system tonnage.
  • Duct system shall be sealed and tested to have <= 7% CFM of air leakage based on the nominal system's tonnage of 400 CFM per ton.
  • Duct system shall be sealed and designed according to manufacturer’s recommended installation practices and procedures, current state and local code requirements, and ACCA Manual D.
  • Does not apply to new construction.
  • All material shall be new. Air sealants such as mastics and/or foil tape shall be UL 181 approved and designed for air distribution systems.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Duct Design drawing showing damper location, duct size and CFM requirements per room.
  • Additional information to include unit's total CFM and CFM of air leakage.
  • Signed Invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted.

REBATE AMOUNT

20% of cost, up to $500.00

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Energy Efficient Window

REQUIREMENTS

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • WINDOW RATING SHALL HAVE A MINIMUM U-FACTOR OF <= .40.
  • Windows shall have a solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC) < .27.
  • Windows in Garages and other non-conditioned areas do not qualify.
  • Invoice shall include: window manufacturer, model, size, U-Factor and solar heat gain co-efficient (SHGC).
  • Window shall be NFRC (National Fenestration Rating Council) Rated
  • Does not apply to new construction.
  • All material shall be new.
  • Manufacturer’s installation practices and procedures shall be followed.
  • State and local codes shall be followed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Signed invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted

REBATE AMOUNT

$2.00/sq. ft. of window opening

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Heat Pump Water Heater

REQUIREMENTS

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • Applicable to new or existing homes.
  • Heat pump water heater units are to be installed according to manufacturer’s guidelines and recommendations.
  • All Heat pump water heaters shall be new and UL listed.
  • Invoice shall include: manufacturer, model number, serial number and energy factor.
  • All exposed pipes shall be insulated.
  • State and local codes shall be followed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Invoice showing unit purchased

REBATE AMOUNT

$300 per Heat pump water heater

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Heat Pump, Cooling/Heating System

REQUIREMENTS

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • UNIT SHALL BE AN ALL ELECTRIC HEAT PUMP SYSTEM
  • Auxiliary heating shall be controlled through an outdoor temperature sensor and set at the system’s balance point, preventing unnecessary operation of auxiliary heating.
  • Outdoor thermostat setting set above 35° will require a balance point diagram.
  • Air distribution system (supply, return, plenum, and cabinet closet) shall be sealed or repaired according to manufacturer’s recommended installation practices and current code requirements.
  • System shall be a NEW matching system certified by AHRI. Both condensing unit and air handler/ evaporator coil shall be replaced.
  • Applicable to new or existing homes.
  • Manual J 8th Edition load calculation to be completed showing the sensible load and total BTU gain at Design conditions of: 75° Indoor, 63° Wet Bulb, 97° Outdoor. Equipment sensible not to exceed 15% of the calculated sensible load.
  • Manufacturer’s installation practices and procedures should be followed
  • State and local codes should be followed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Manual J 8th Edition Load Calculation showing sensible and total BTU gain at Design conditions of: 75° Indoor, 63° Wet Bulb, 97° Outdoor
  • Balance Point Diagram (if Required)
  • Signed Invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted.
  • AHRI Certificate

REBATE AMOUNT

SEER = 16 - $550 per unit

SEER >= 17 - $650 per unit

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Insulation

REQUIREMENTS

Attic Insulation Rebate

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • Final insulation level minimum shall be R-38 to qualify.
  • (PRIOR TO UPGRADE) INSULATION SHALL BE R-19 OR LESS.
  • Garages and other non-conditioned areas DO NOT qualify.
  • Invoice shall include: insulation type, square footage of conditioned area, R-Value prior to upgrade and installed R-Value.
  • Does not apply to new construction.
  • All material shall be new.
  • Manufacturer’s installation practices and procedures shall be followed.
  • State and local codes shall be followed.
  • GVEC recommends that the attic have a minimum of 1 sq. ft. of new free area of inlet ventilation and outlet ventilation for every 300 sq. ft. of attic area.

Wall Insulation Rebate

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • Rebate is based on the sq. ft. of installed insulation. (Calculated by gross wall area less window and door area, etc.)
  • FINAL INSULATION SHALL BE AT LEAST R-13.
  • WALL CAVITY TO BE VOID OF ANY INSULATION PRIOR TO UPGRADE IN ORDER TO QUALIFY.
  • Garages and other non-conditioned areas do not qualify.
  • Shall be installed between conditioned and unconditioned areas to qualify.
  • Invoice shall include: insulation type, square footage of conditioned area, R-Value prior to upgrade and installed R-Value.
  • Does not apply to new construction.
  • All material shall be new.
  • Manufacturer’s installation practices and procedures shall be followed.
  • State and local codes shall be followed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Signed invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted

REBATE AMOUNT

  • Attic Insulation - $0.20/sq. ft. of installed insulation
  • Wall Insulation - $0.20/sq. ft. of installed insulation

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

New Home Rebate

REQUIREMENTS

  • Home shall qualify for GVEC’s All Electric Rate
  • Properly sized Energy Efficient Heat Pump system is required, AHRI rated 16 SEER Minimum from current Edition Manual J
  • Electric water heater with a minimum Energy Factor (EF) rating of >=.94 is required. (Note: Heat pump or solar water heaters are recommended, but not required. See our Heat Pump Water Heater and Solar Water Heater rebates for additional rebate opportunities.)
  • Open-cell spray foam roof deck or Structurally Insulated Panels (SIP) required with an R Value >=30
  • All HVAC equipment and ducts shall be located in conditioned space
  • Energy efficient windows shall have a Solar Heat Gain Co-efficient of <=.27 and a U-Factor of <=.39
  • A sole plate gasket shall be installed on exterior walls.
  • Walls shall be insulated with a fiberglass ”BIB” type system, blown cellulose, or spray foam to a total wall value >=R-14.
  • All venting shall vent to the outside of the building structure i.e., bathroom exhaust fan, laundry exhaust fans, vent hood over range or cook top.
  • All builder-installed appliances shall be ENERGY STAR qualified. (Example: dish washer, refrigerator, freezer)
  • GVEC shall be contacted prior to the beginning of construction for participation.
  • The New Home Agreement Form shall be completed and signed prior to the beginning of construction.
  • A pre-sheetrock and final inspection shall be completed by GVEC to participate.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • New Home Agreement Form
  • A set of scaled home and elevation plans must be provided.
  • Mechanical and building specifications must be provided.

REBATE AMOUNT

$3200

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Electrical System

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must meet all requirements of Renewable Energy Application and Contract (Interconnection Agreement), Systems that exceed 20 KW shall require pre-approval from GVEC. Click Here for agreement.
  • Maximum rebate not to exceed $3,000.00 per account.
  • Member must purchase PV system to qualify.
  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • All work shall be performed in accordance with all applicable manufacturer’s codes and standards.
  • All PV systems shall carry a 1 year warranty from the Installer, and manufacturer’s warranty of 20 years on solar panels and 5 years on the inverter.
  • All equipment shall be new and listed by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to qualify for the rebate.
  • Site location must have minimal shading by trees, structures, etc. GVEC reserves the right to deny rebate based on excessive shading of the solar system. If shading at site location is in question, contact GVEC prior to installation of the system.
  • Invoice shall include: PV panel manufacturer, inverter manufacturer and model number.
  • Manufacturer’s installation procedures and codes shall be followed.
  • Should the system be removed, the member will be billed a pro-rated amount of the original rebate based on 80% after one year, 60% after two years, 40% after three years and 20% after four years. After five years there will be no penalty.
  • A maximum of one rebate may be awarded per meter.
  • A signed sales contract with the contractor must be submitted within 14 DAYS after receipt of initial solar rebate request to qualify.
  • System must be installed, commissioned, and all remaining supporting documentation submitted within 60 DAYS after receipt of initial solar rebate request to qualify.
  • Only systems with a signed sales contract, additional supporting documentation, and installation date after January 1, 2019 will qualify for rebate.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Basic wiring diagram
  • Renewable Energy Application and Contract (Interconnection Agreement). Click Here for agreement.
  • Signed invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted

REBATE AMOUNT

$0.75/Watt

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Solar Water Heater

REQUIREMENTS

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • All material shall be new and certified by SRCC (Solar Rating Certification Corporation).
  • Solar water heaters shall preheat water for an electric water heater that is permanently installed and is the main source of water heating.
  • Invoice shall include: manufacturer, model number and Solar Rating Certification Corporation Number.
  • Solar water heater shall have a minimum 5 year warranty on all major components.
  • Solar water heater shall also be installed with frost protection and scale elimination.
  • Manufacturer’s installation procedures and codes shall be followed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Signed invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted.

REBATE AMOUNT

$1,000 per Solar Water heater

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Solar Water Well

REQUIREMENTS

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • PV panels shall have a minimum 20 year warranty.
  • All material shall be new.
  • Invoice shall include: manufacturer, model number and pv panel warranty.
  • Manufacturer’s installation procedures and codes shall be followed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Signed invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted.

REBATE AMOUNT

$750/Unit

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.

Window Solar Screens and/or Film

REQUIREMENTS

  • Improvement shall require a licensed contractor.
  • Screens or Films on windows in Garages and other non-conditioned areas do not qualify.
  • Screens or Films shall cover entire glass surface area for each fenestration.
  • Minimum of 70% reduction of solar heat gain for solar screens and <=.40 solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) for films.
  • Invoice shall include: manufacturer’s data on reflectivity or heat gain co-efficient, product identifiers, and performance rating specifications.
  • Does not apply to new construction.
  • All material shall be new.
  • Manufacturer’s installation practices and procedures shall be followed.
  • State and local codes shall be followed.

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

  • Signed invoice showing work completed. No estimates accepted.

REBATE AMOUNT

$0.50/sq. ft. of window

I have read and understand the qualifications and requirements of the program. I further understand that program participation will require the use of a licensed contractor for all rebates.