The following links provide further information on solar incentives, solar certifications, and do-it-yourself support for a variety of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.

Solar Incentives

Efficiency Maine Solar Rebate Program - The State of Maine offers incentives of $1000 and $1500 for newly-installed solar thermal systems installed by qualified professionals.

Residential Energy Renewable Tax Credit - The federal government provides a 30% tax credit for residential systems. Information on the program is available at the link above or by accessing IRS Form 5695.

DSIRE State-by-State Incentive Database - The North Carolina Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council have partnered to create a comprehensive, up-to-date listing of incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Solar Certifications

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) - NABCEP is a third-party certification organization for renewable energy installers.

State of Maine Certified Solar Installers Efficiency Maine publishes a list of all individuals certified to install solar thermal systems in the state of Maine.

Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (SRCC) - The SRCC provides certification and ratings for solar thermal collectors.

Do-It-Yourself Support

Build It Solar - A fabulous resource compiled by Gary Creysa of Bozeman, MT.

Home Power Magazine - the standard for those interested in alternative home energy solutions. Available in print and online editions.

Energy Star Home Improvement Resources - Energy Star provides a number of informational brochures on addressing home energy issues.

Solar Thermal Handbooks

Department of Energy's Energy Savers - A short look at solar thermal technology and various types of systems

Department of Energy's Heat Your Hot Water with the Sun - Things to consider in the process of planning for a solar water heating installation.

Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC) Solar Thermal Manual - A more detailed primer on solar water and pool heating. Free download.

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Yankee Solutions
287 Somerset Ave.
Pittsfield, ME 04967
(207) 659-1054