In Business: Vineyard Energy Project energy trial set for Spring

If you need a new appliance – or several – and don’t mind being part of an energy conservation experiment for two years, now is the time to buy. The non-profit Vineyard Energy Project (VEP) which received a $787,250 grant from the US Department of Energy in October, still has funds to help 15 to 20 households participate in the program. Specifically, a household could purchase any number of General Electric appliances (including refrigerator, range, dishwasher, washer, dryer or heat pump water heater) at a GE discount averaging 22 percent. Then the VEP, using the DoE funds, will also reimburse 50 percent of all the purchase costs including the price, shipping and installation.

…..Medeiros Appliance of Vineyard Haven has been selected as the vendor for the GE appliances, and Nelson Mechanical Design Inc., also of Vineyard Haven, will do the installation and hook up of the HEM units, according to Mr. Bayne.

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