To continue on the trend with energy efficiency moving past a day and being celebrated year-round, we evaluated rebates for Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires. The different metrics to evaluate energy efficiency can be determined through efficiency, efficacy, and lighting power density.
For this analysis, we used an Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaire with 101.52 watts, 12,215 lumens, with an efficacy of 120.3 lumens per watt.
The downstream average rebates for this product are $108.77 per product
Below are the states that offer the highest incentives for Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires across North America and a deeper dive into the top programs in the top three states:
- New Jersey
- New York
Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires are your typical street lights including parking lot lights and illuminate streets and access roads. The DLC® defines the retrofit kits for these fixtures as “Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in ‘lamps’ intended as HID replacements.”1
While you will see savings on your energy bill, these rebates are another way to add additional savings on DLC® certified and ENERGY STAR® rated products. These rebates are often paid per fixture or per kilowatt-hour (kWh) savings. Currently programs in Maine, Maryland, and Washington are offering the most significant rebates for Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires.
Diving Deeper into Top Programs in Top 3 States with Highest Rebates
Maine utility, Maine Public Service Co. is a part of the Efficiency Maine state program and is currently offering up to $0.30 per kWh saved up to 80% of project cost. This program is currently offering rebates of $432.58 per fixture. Pre-approval is required and custom projects must result in an annual energy savings of 36,000 kWh or more to be eligible. To learn more information on this program visit Efficiency Maine Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Prescriptive Incentive Program for Lighting Solutions.
Maryland utility, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is offering rebates of $403.74 per fixture. The rebate cap for this program is Custom: 50% of equipment cost, for retrofit projects and 75% of incremental cost, for major renovation projects. Pre-approval is required and all lighting retrofit projects that will involve the replacement of 50% or more of the existing luminaires within a given space must meet the current Lighting Power Density (LPD) standards. More information on the Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. program can be found here.
Washington utility, Puget Sound Energy Inc. (PSE) is currently offering up to $0.25 per kWh of projected annual energy savings for equipment and installation. This program is currently offering rebates up to $360.48 per fixture and PSE is required to do a Total Resource Cost (TRC) test, which may lower the incentive payment. Rebates are capped depending on the program including Lighting: 70% of total project cost, Midstream: 80% of purchase price, and Custom: 70% of cost, including installation. Pre-approval is required and to learn more information on this program visit PSE’s Business Incentives.
How to Use Rebates to Your Advantage
Marketing can use the rebate estimates and utility information to include in campaigns to create content that converts (that means adding it to email campaigns, social media (paid ads too), your website, PPC/display ads, and webinars).
Sales teams can use rebate mapping for quotes and show their connectivity to the rebate values nationwide by including real time available dollars for every state in the country.
BDR’s can target prospects in a specific geography where rebates are highest for your products and reach out to them with relevant information like rebates that are available in their utility territory right now.