LESLIE: Many states are offering a rebate for those folks interested in alternative energy resources and Jeff in New Jersey is looking how to get that money back.
Jeff, tell us about your energy.
JEFF: That’s right. Well, my question is I’m wondering if there’s a program in place to receive a rebate for installing these solar panels on your roof – like California I know has a program in place but I’m not sure about New Jersey – as I’d like to get off the grid in the future.
TOM: Get off the grid. That sounds like a pretty good thing to do. Actually, New Jersey has a program to help you do just that. It’s called the New Jersey Clean Energy Program. Their website is very simply NJCEP.com. And on there you will find all the guidelines for rebates for all different types of renewable energy programs. I mean I know they give up to, for example, a 70-percent rebate for solar heat. And the financial incentives are there, the eligibility information is there, the guidelines, and you can even apply right online. So all you need to do is go to NJCEP.com and you should have all the information that you need to do that.
JEFF: Hey, that’s great and I thank you so much and I’m going to enjoy listening to your show and I tell others too because I just didn’t have the information and I do have a computer, so I’m going to jump right on that. And I want to thank you very much.
TOM: You’re very welcome, Jeff. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.