Solar Water Heating Rebate Program
To promote the use of solar energy in Kentucky, and to stimulate growth of solar industries in the state, a rebate program was established to support the installation of solar water heating systems on homes across the state. Guidelines were developed to ensure adequate solar access, freeze protection, system reliability and safety. Industry standard SRCC-rated collectors were required. Each system design was reviewed and installed systems were inspected. Twenty five $500 rebates were awarded throughout the year 2006. This program was a significant boost to awareness of solar energy in Kentucky and helped startup several new companies.