New PERC program rewards use of propane products

November 3, 2011 By    

PERC launched a program that offers financial incentives to construction professionals, homeowners and businesses who purchase selected new propane-fueled products that can meet their energy needs and in many cases help them improve their energy efficiency, cut their operating costs and curb their carbon emissions.

According to PERC, the Propane Exceptional Product program provides an incentive to qualified participants who agree to use eligible propane-fueled products in their homes and businesses and report on their experiences. The goals of the program are to encourage the use of new energy-efficient products fueled by propane and to gather real-world performance data on the industry’s latest residential and commercial products.

The financial incentives are $1,000 for a premium generator set, $5,000 for a combined heat and power unit less than 6 kilowatts and $10,000 for a CHP unit greater than 6 kilowatts.

Products currently eligible for incentives include the Generac EcoGen, a 6-kilowatt premium generator set designed specifically to supplement off-grid renewable energy power generation; the Marathon Ecopower, a 4.7-kilowatt combined heat and power unit ideal for residential use; and the Yanmar CP10WN, a 10-kilowatt combined heat and power unit for use primarily in small commercial sites.

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Kevin Yanik is the senior editor of LP Gas Magazine. Contact him at or 216-706-3724.

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