Thanks for the heads up. I will check on that, but I don't think so. I do know that they have a program where they will lower cost for certain choices, but you have to agree to those and I don't think it has anything to do with the rebate. We would not consider this but for the announced plans for proactive shut offs at times. We looked at battery storage as well as we have solar, but are mostly considering a whole house back up system as the batteries we looked at were costly and we were told may not start up our well. The cost to run the generator is not a major concern as it will not be used frequently - hopefully. We just want to feel a bit more prepared. We can afford the whole house system and the rebate just makes it a bit more interesting right now.
Ericm, No. No tank at all. But we are planning that for a second house my daughter is building on our property. And while planning all that (2 tanks, domestic, fire reserve, etc,) I thought that maybe we should get a tank for our well (now consisting of a pump in the hole, controls, pressure switch and pressure tank) because then we could keep that storage tank (say 2500 gallons) somewhat full and have a booster pump after the storage tank to pump into a pressure tank and then if we lost power I could have my portable generator run the booster pump to take water from the storage tank into the pressure tank- which it could easily handle - instead of worrying about starting the pump in the hole. That would also save wear and tear on the pump in the hole as it would not be starting and stopping on a 40-60 lb setting. Anyway, that would be one way to manage the loss of water issue when power went out - for a while anyway.Does the well pump into a tank which feeds the house via gravity?
If so you could use a sub panel and transfer switch to run the well pump every few days or so off a portable generator, and that might let you run off solar and batteries. This probably would not work if you have a pressure tank.
There are some rebate programs for batteries too. You might be able to get in on that.