The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) informs all U.S. Virgin Islands residents of the start of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program for the fiscal year 2020. Residents and small business owners can receive 40 percent rebates on select ENERGY STAR products purchased in the U.S.V.I. Each household or small business has the potential to receive up to $5,000 in rebates until Sept. 30, 2020, or until all funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.
This program targets homeowners, renters and small businesses by assisting them to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint by providing a financial incentive to purchase energy-efficient appliances, building materials and products, Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC™) solar water heater systems, and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) approved or listed portable power stations with solar panels.
ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that promotes the development and sale of high quality energy-efficient products that exceed the federal specification for energy use. Visit www.energystar.gov to access the database of certified products and for buying guidance.
For more information, call the VIEO St. Croix office at 340-713-8436 or St. Thomas office at 340-714-8436, or visit www.facebook.com/VirginIslandsEnergyOffice.