An RO might be helpful if a user had more than 250 taps or 60 gallons of syrup produced in 2014.

Get a quote from a vendor and fill out a Maple RO Pre-Qualification Form. The form can be found on the Efficiency Vermont website.

Keep in mind:

  • Must be a first-time RO purchase for an existing sugaring operation.
  • RO system must be purchased between 1/1/15 and 11/30/15.
  • Funds for this program are limited.  Preapprovals are required and rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  If necessary, a waiting list will be developed.
  • Maximize chances and submit a pre-qualification form for approval as soon as possible.
  • This rebate can be used in conjunction with other grant/loan programs; for example the USDA Rural Energy for America Program.

For more information, contact Jennifer Osgood at Efficiency Vermont at 888-921-5990 x7814 or at