The solar hot water rebate in Massachusetts will save approximately 50% of the installed project costs while a 30% Federal tax credit and depreciation will combine to produce paybacks of 2 to 6 years depending on the fuel type being displaced. NESHW has the largest base of commercial solar thermal projects in Mass., and our engineering and installation is 100% in-house. We directly employ the relevant trades; NABCEP certified solar thermal specialist, plumbers, electrician, welder, commercial pipe insulator and engineer.
Our 5 year unlimited commercial warranty is the best in the country.
Our residential systems come with a 20 year warranty stainless steel tank and generate the highest possible MassCEC rebate. Our ‘New England Drain Back’ systems are unpressurized and cannot overheat or freeze. These are the lowest maintenance, highest production systems in New England with over 300 systems installed in 3 years. $2,600 ‘out of pocket’ (after tax credits and rebate) with 0% HEAT loan financing available. Your rebate will decrease this cost further if you qualify for one or more rebate ‘adders’. In 2014, we installed 31 of our residential solar hot water systems for under $2,000.
This is all we do. We’re advocates of all forms of renewable energy, but solar hot water is unique among renewables as experience is absolutely critical.
Our guiding principle in every design choice and installation details is ‘it cannot break’. Our ‘New England Drain Back’ design is standardized and our installation practices have been refined by over 400 projects.