Indiana Provides Rebates on Geothermal Heat Pumps

October 15, 2007

The Indiana Office of Energy & Defense Development (OEDD) on October 1 rolled out a rebate program for residents who purchase geothermal heat pumps (GHP) to replace a traditional heating and cooling system. A fund provided with $500,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy will be tapped for the program.

The amount of the rebate is based on the size of the system. The program pays $400 per ton of capacity, with the maximum rebate capped at $2,000. The new GHP system must be a closed-loop system that is certified by ENERGY STAR®.

Applicants must submit information about their heating and cooling energy load, plus the expected energy savings from a GHP system, as calculated by an installer. If the application is approved, construction may begin. When construction is completed, the homeowner must resubmit the application along with an installer's invoice that shows the homeowner has paid in full. The homeowner is also responsible for obtaining all building permits.

The rebate program is being administered by the OEDD using U.S. Department of Energy funds as part of a program to increase the use of renewable energy in Indiana. The use of renewable energy is an integral part of the state’s strategic energy plan, Hoosier Homegrown Energy (PDF 328 KB).

For more information on the rebate program, see the OEDD October 1 press release (PDF 37 KB) and GHP Rebate Guidelines (PDF 50 KB). Download Adobe Reader.

Source: October 17 issue of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council State and Stakeholder Newsletter

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