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Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive Program

Earn up to $1,500 for building a new Propane Energy Pod home

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As part of its effort to research, develop, and demonstrate the effectiveness of propane technology, PERC is offering a monetary incentive to qualifying and select builders who build new homes that follow the Propane Energy Pod model and include propane equipment for space heating, water heating, cooking, and other heating and power applications.

PERC has conducted and published independent third-party research that enumerates the projected increase in energy efficiency, performance, comfort, and carbon-emission reductions of Pod homes when compared with all-electric counterparts. The Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive program is designed to promote the construction of Pod homes within the United States.

Who can apply?

To qualify for selection into the program, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You are a U.S. builder, and at least 18 years of age.
  • You are claiming up to five incentives per year, per state.
  • You must also agree to the program’s data reporting requirements (see “What’s needed of me?”).

How much will I get?

Builders may apply to participate in the program at one of two levels, based on the amount of propane equipment installed into the home.

Propane Application Installed

Full Comfort and Efficiency ($1,500)

Strategic Application ($750)

Space heating: any boiler, furnace, or combination system

 
Water heating: any tankless, storage, or combination system

Cooking: oven, grill, cooktop, or other installed kitchen appliance

Any TWO additional propane applications: clothes drying, fireplace, pool heating, outdoor heating or lighting features, cogeneration, renewable backup (off-grid) power, or standby generator

Please note that any noninstalled equipment fueled by a portable propane cylinder — such as backyard grills and patio heaters — do not count toward application requirements.

Please also note that all equipment must be purchased new. Refurbished or modified equipment will not count toward the completion of program requirements.

The program will pay participants upon receiving a signed contract, W9 form, completed program survey, and proof of purchase (e.g., receipt) for all equipment. Please allow up to 30 business days for processing.

What's needed of me?

The Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive program is not a rebate program. Rather, it is a research initiative that seeks to gather relevant, useful data about the operation of propane equipment in real-world use conditions. As such, program participants must agree to complete a survey that requests the following information about their business and marketing approach to the program manager:

  • Product installation costs.
  • Marketing capabilities.
  • Relationships with manufacturer representatives.
  • Internal safety and training methods.

Lastly, the program may consider the geographic location of the home as a factor in applicant selection.

How do I apply?

Please follow the link below and complete the registration form. Before doing so, please review the following information:

  • The Propane Energy Pod Builder Incentive program is not a rebate program.
  • Building to the Propane Energy Pod model described herein does not guarantee incentive and not all applicants will qualify.
  • We recommend filing an application for the program prior to building to the Pod model described herein.
  • We recommend filing an application for the program prior to purchasing any equipment described herein.
  • PERC may deny an application or request for an incentive for any reason whatsoever, even if all of the eligibility requirements described herein are met.

For questions regarding the program, please call 202-452-8975 or send an email to energypodincentive@propane.com.

 

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