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SOLAR WATER REBATES in CONNECTICUT

Many people and companies want to benefit from solar hot water because it is free and it is environmentally responsible.  Many people are familiar with solar hot water
systems like flat panels. However, the newest technology that is approved for rebates is the SolarBeam Concentrator, a parabolic concentrator that tracks the sun and
produces up to 12kW of solar hot water.

Already this solar heating system has been installed in numerous locations worldwide because solar water heating is a huge money saver. In locations where companies or residential home owners use oil or electricity to heat their homes or buildings, the SolarBeam can reduce energy usage on solar heating and solar water dramatically.

Shown below is a calculator that shows how much energy 1 SolarBeam can produce of solar hot water.

The SolarBeam can heat 600 liters of cold water from 12 celcuis to 85 celcuis in 4.5 hours

 

CALCULATOR  
Type STATIC HOT WATER
(METRIC)
   
Amount of Hot water
per DAY  (Liters)

600

   
Direct kWh/day/m2
(average)

4.5

Initial water
temperature (celcius)

12

Desired water
temperature (celcius)

85

Average Dish kWh

47.9

Kwh  Required

50.9

  Number of
  SolarBeams
                                                                             1

 

This powerful solar hot water system is available to residential and solar hot water commercial customers.It can be sold to any facility that uses hot
water. Shown below are some applications:

Wineries

Beverage Companies

Hotels
Apartments
Schools/Universities

Industry

Greenhouses

In the state of Connecticut there are some nice rebates available for solar water and solar heating. See the information below.

 

SOLAR HOT WATER
REBATES IN CONNECTICUT


Last DSIRE Review: 01/10/2011

Program Overview:

State: Connecticut
Incentive
Type:
Industry
Recruitment/Support
Eligible
Efficiency Technologies:
Custom/Others
pending approval
Eligible
Renewable/Other Technologies:
Passive
Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric,
Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass,
Hydroelectric, Geothermal Electric, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Heat Pumps,
Municipal Solid Waste, CHP/Cogeneration, Solar Pool Heating, Daylighting,
Anaerobic Digestion, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean Thermal, Fuel Cells
using Renewable Fuels
Applicable
Sectors:
Commercial
Maximum
Incentive:
$10,000
Terms: Measures
must be in the prototype stage or pre-commercial stage
Funding
Source:
Oil
overcharge restitution funds
Program
Budget:
~$50,000
annually
Web
Site:
http://www.ct.gov/opm/cwp/view.asp?a=2994&q=389832&opmNav_GID=180

Summary:

Connecticut’s
New Energy Technology program aims to develop innovative energy-efficient technologies and renewable-energy technologies in order to save energy, improve
air quality and generate employment opportunities in Connecticut. Grants are available to applicants who submit promising pre-commercial technologies that
conserve energy or facilitate the use of renewable energy. Individual awards up to $10,000 will be awarded to as many as five “small firms” — a firm
that employs 30 or fewer people — each year. Previous award recipients have used grant funding for product development, prototype testing, patent
application, business plan development, payroll, and product marketing and promotion at trade shows.


 

Contact:

  John Ruckes

Connecticut Office of Policy and Management

450 Capitol Avenue, MS 52ENR

Hartford, CT 06106

Phone: (860) 418-6384
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Fax: (860) 418-6495

E-Mail: [email protected]

Web Site: http://www.ct.gov/opm