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Propane Heat & Power Incentive Program

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The Propane Heat and Power Incentive program is designed to encourage construction professionals, homeowners, and businesses to adopt new propane-fueled products for residential and commercial use. Sponsored by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), the program provides a financial incentive to qualifying and select participants who purchase and use eligible propane-fueled products such as installed and towable generators, combined heat and power systems, and other solutions. Currently available systems are listed below. In return for the financial incentive, participants agree to share their product usage experiences with PERC.

 

Please address all questions about the incentive program to this email address or call 202-452-8975.

Off-Grid Generators

These generator are designed to work alone or in tandem with off-grid renewable energy power generation technology. Energy-efficient propane generator sets can be easily combined with solar, wind, or other renewable energy resources to create reliable, environmentally friendly hybrid energy systems for residential and commercial off-grid applications. Eligible products in this category include:

Kohler 6vsg

Kohler 6VSG

List Price: $5,600

The Kohler 6VSG is designed specifically for efficient charging of battery banks in renewable energy and other off-grid systems. The unit provides consistent DC output without inefficient conversions from alternating current.

Applications
Off-Grid Residences; Telecommunications; Homesteads; Sustainable Living; Emergency Preparedness.



Generac Ecogen

Generac EcoGen

List Price: $4,598

The Generac EcoGen is the energy-efficient answer to your renewable-power needs. It's the first automatic standby generator to be warrantied for off-grid applications in conjunction with an alternative-energy system. Fueled by propane, the unit features Generac's V-Twin OHVI industrial engine, developed specifically for generator use.

Applications
Residential; Commercial; Telecommunications; Railroads; Farms; Ranches; National Parks; Remote Lodging; Recreation.

Mobile Generators

Propane-fueled mobile generators provide reliable, on-the-go power in any environment. This new line of generators is the first to feature on-board fuel storage capacity, which allows for propane-fueled power even when an on-site LP gas supply isn’t available.

125kva Kohler

Kohler 125kVA WITH TANK

Ready to provide reliable power to essential job-site equipment, the 125kVA can run on on-board fuel or a larger, external supply. Customize the unit with add-ons such as cam-locks and a voltage selector switch. Chassis rides on a rugged, DOT-approved trailer. Incentive amount for the unit with the on-board tank is $8,500. Choose the generator unit only (without the tank) and receive a $1,000 incentive.

Applications
Residential and Commercial Construction Sites; Event and Entertainment Rentals; Disaster and Emergency Relief.



Kohler 50REZGT and 70REZGT

Kohler 50REZGT and 70REZGT WITH TANK

Ready to provide reliable power to essential job-site equipment, the 50REZGT and 70REZGT produces up to 50kVA and 70kVA respectively. The two models feature optional on-board LP tanks, so users working in areas without a propane gas supply can use on-board fuel and then switch to an on-site supply when available. Chassis rides on a rugged, DOT-approved trailer. Incentive amount for either model with the on-board tank is $3,500. Choose the generator unit only (without the tank) and receive a $1,000 incentive.

Applications
Residential and Commercial Construction Sites; Event and Entertainment Rentals; Disaster and Emergency Relief.

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems

CHP systems generate a portion of a home or building’s total heating and electricity needs and can fuel critical systems during grid outages. CHP systems recover waste heat from the generator engine and redirect it for space or water heating, increasing overall energy efficiency and achieving lower costs and carbon emissions than traditional generators or heating systems. Eligible products in this category include:

Marathon Ecopower

Marathon Ecopower

The Marathon Ecopower CHP system provides heat and electrical power in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly manner. It uses advanced cogeneration technology, helping create the future of energy production on a residential and commercial scale.

Applications
Residential; Small Businesses; Commercial Thermal; Hotels; Apartments; Condominiums; Swimming Pools; Spas; Sports Centers.



Yanmar CP5WN CHP

Yanmar CP5WN

The Yanmar CP5WN uses propane to provide 5kW of electrical power. Thermal energy from the engine heats water to a rated temperature of 149 degrees Fahrenheit for immediate use or storage in an insulated tank.

Applications
Homes; Restaurants; Small Office Buildings; Laundromats; Small Hotels; Stand-Alone Retailers; Fitness Centers.



Yanmar CP10WN CHP

Yanmar CP10WN

Using propane, the Yanmar CP10WN’s high-efficiency generator provides 10kW of electrical power. The engine heat is captured to heat water to a rated temperature of 158 degrees Fahrenheit for immediate use or storage in an insulated tank, achieving a total efficiency as high as 88 percent.

Applications
Homes; Restaurants; Small Office Buildings; Laundromats; Small Hotels; Stand-Alone Retailers; Fitness Centers.

Specialty Equipment

The portability and energy efficiency of propane systems can increase the output and effectiveness of applications such as jobsite lighting and pest control. Eligible products in this category are:

Solar

Magnum MLT4000S

The MLT4000S draws 780 watts of solar energy stored in eight AGM batteries to power an array of long-lasting and efficient LED lights. An air-cooled propane engine provides backup power generation to the battery when levels fall. The five-section steel mast is durable and rotates 360 degrees for easy setup.

Applications
Construction Jobsites; Roadside Crew Support; Emergency Response.


Tempair ebb

Temp-Air EBB-40kW Trailer Package

The EBB-40KW Trailer Package is ideal for the heat treatment of bedbugs in apartments, dorms, hotels, and single-family homes. A typical system involves multiple heating units and fans that raise the average temperature of the space high enough to kill bedbugs and larvae, while remote sensors allow precise temperature control. This four-heater system can typically treat up to 1,400 square feet of space in six to eight hours. The package includes a trailer and 40kW diesel generator.

Applications
Multifamily Rental Properties; Dormitories; Hotels; Military Housing; Hospitals; Storage Centers; Public Shelters.

How to Participate

To take part in the Propane Heat and Power Incentive program, participants must apply, be accepted, and agree to provide performance data on the equipment. The participants must purchase the propane system and be a U.S. construction professional, homeowner, business, or other qualifying entity. The product itself must meet program requirements, such as:

  • In the case of generators and CHPs, the unit must be used on-site at a primary residence or full-time business.
  • Generation units must run a minimum amount per year: 400 hours for a generator set, 3,000 hours for a CHP system.
  • In the case of generators, the unit must be used in an off-grid application or in combination with a renewable energy system.

The incentive amount provided depends on the product purchased. The program will pay the participant the entire incentive amount upon proof of purchase.

For full details and eligibility requirements, download and view the program guide. To apply to participate in the program, please complete the online application form.

To ask questions about the program, write to us by email or call 202-452-8975.

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