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Residential Renewable Electrical Generation Rebate Program

AS OF August 29, 2018

The Commission has approved the Fiscal Year 2019 Renewable Energy Fund program budget. The Commission has also approved reopening the REF programs, and the application acceptance and processing procedures outlined below:

  • Prior to allocating funds to new program applications, and based on the applicant’s waitlist queue position, allocate funding to current waitlisted applications provided the application meets program terms and conditions.

  • Schedule and conduct a public lottery for each program’s new applications to determine initial queue positions. The schedule is presented below. Please note, there are different submission deadlines and lotteries for pellet and solar programs.

Program Lottery Schedule


Due Date *

Lottery Date/Time

Residential Solar & Wind Rebates

September 17, 2018

September 24, 2018
At 1 PM
Hearing Room B

Residential Solar Thermal Rebates

C&I Solar Rebates


*Applications received after the “Application Due Date” will be placed in the program queue on a first come, first served basis after all applications sequenced through the lottery process.

Please access the program specific webpage for applicable program applications.

For further information, please review staff’s recommendation memorandum and the Commission’s secretarial letter for more information.

10-212 2018-08-23 Staff Request Approval FY 2019 Funds
Secretarial Letter Issued Fiscal Year 2019 Renewable Energy Fund


Effective January 2, 2018, this program offers rebates to qualifying NH residents who install photovoltaic (PV) or wind turbine electrical generation systems. Rebate levels are $.20 per watt of panel rated power up to $1,000, or 30% of the total facility cost, whichever is less. 

Please review the short videos and other resources on our Thinking about Going Solar? page for important information to consider when deciding to invest in solar power.

Residential Renewable Electrical Generation Rebate Applications

Docket Information

A public process was held to determine changes to the Residential Renewable Electric Rebate Program. On November 20, 2017 the Commission issued Order 26,075 which details modifications to the Program. The revised Program will open on January 2, 2018. Updates will be posted on this page. Please see the following for more information on the modified program:

Please see the following for historical information on the program’s status and budget:







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