The Virgin Islands Energy Office (VIEO) informs all U.S. Virgin Islands residents of the conclusion of the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Financial Incentive Program. VIEO will not be accepting any new applications for purchases made after July 2. However, if an individual has made a purchase up to July 1, the individual can still apply. But funds are limited, so the Energy Office cannot guarantee that the individual will receive a rebate.
Many residents and small business owners received 40 percent rebates on select ENERGY STAR® products purchased in the U.S.V.I. Each household had the potential to receive up to $5,000 in rebates. This program targeted homeowners, renters and small businesses by assisting them in reducing their energy consumption and carbon footprint. They were provided a financial incentive to purchase energy-efficient appliances, building materials and products, Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC™) solar water heater systems, and zero-emission vehicles.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that promotes the development and sale of high-quality energy-efficient products that exceed the federal specifications for energy use.
Visit www.energystar.gov/productfinder to access their database of certified products and for buying guidance.
For more information, call the VIEO St. Croix office at 713-8436 or the St. Thomas office at 714-8436, or visit VIEO at www.facebook.com/VirginIslandsEnergyOffice.
For up to date information on the coronavirus, visit the Virgin Islands Department of Health’s website at www.doh.vi.gov/coronavirus or text COVID19USVI to 88877.