The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announces the launch of its Propane Heat & Power Incentive Program, a nationwide research initiative designed to encourage adoption of new energy-efficient propane-fueled products by homeowners and business owners.
Participants can receive up to $10,000 toward the purchase of premium generator sets and micro-combined heat and power (micro-CHP) systems in exchange for reporting performance data on equipment to PERC. Businesses and homeowners can apply for up to two qualifying products. Feedback from the program will be used to supplement future product development and research.
“Propane is a clean-burning, American-made fuel that can help business owners and homeowners lower heating and electric bills while potentially increasing the value of their homes or properties,” says Bridget Scanlon, director of residential and commercial programs at PERC. “The Propane Heat & Power Incentive Program lowers the initial purchase cost on new propane-fueled products, enabling more homes and businesses to experience the advantages of propane.”
The Propane Heat & Power Incentive Program offers $1,500 on the Kohler 6VSG and Generac EcoGen 6 kW generators. Micro-CHP systems, including the Marathon Ecopower and Yanmar CP5WN, qualify for a $5,000 incentive while Yanmar’s CP10WN system qualifies for a $10,000 incentive.
Propane is currently used in over 48 million U.S. households for residential applications and emits fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional home heating fuels and electricity. In 2009, almost 75 percent of propane sold was for residential or commercial uses.