Solar Water Heaters
An ENERGY STAR qualified solar water heating system can cut your annual hot water costs in half, and is generally designed for use with an electric or gas back-up water heater. These systems can substantially reduce your carbon footprint. Your first step is to determine if your house is suitable for a solar water heater. For maximum results, your roof should:
- Receive direct sunlight between
the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM year round;
- Face south (within 15°); and
- Be sturdy with the shingles in good condition.
You will then want to contact a local solar water heater contractor, who can assess your site, provide recommendations, install a system and then perform periodic maintenance.
New Jersey's Clean Energy Program provides a list of approved solar water heater contractors. These contractors have been approved to participate in the program and have met technical training requirements as well as completed the Contractor Application for Participation.
|Solar Domestic Water Heater Rebate|
|New, qualifying solar water heater system replacing or supplementing existing residential class water heater in a single-family home||System must be ENERGY STAR qualified (OG-300 SRCC rating, SF>=0.5) and listed on energystar.gov (look for solar electric or gas back-up)
It is highly recommended that customers or contractors submit applications online for quick and easy submissions. The HVAC portal may also be accessed and utilized via Tablet and Smart Phones (Android, iPhone).
For Customers of Atlantic City Electric, JCP&L, PSEG, Rockland Electric, New Jersey Natural Gas, South Jersey Gas or Elizabethtown Gas:
- WARMAdvantage Solar Domestic Water Heater Application
- Solar Water Heating Self-Inspection System Checklist (referenced in application)
Note: FY2017 SEP funding is currently limited for oil, propane and municipal electric customers who wish to participate in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, and fully expended for customers wishing to participate in the WARMAdvantage and COOLAdvantage Programs. We will update the website as funding becomes available.
Additional Opportunities to Save
Consider getting a home energy assessment from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR to help you save even more and improve the comfort, safety, and durability of your home.
Are you wondering what other rebates might be available? Visit our Rebates and Promotions page.
Questions About Your Rebate Status?
Do you have a question about a rebate that you already submitted? Please contact us at 866-NJSMART. You may also submit your question online.
Please allow up to 120 days to receive a rebate.