State energy officials said today they have scrounged up another $1 million for rebates to residents who buy energy-efficient appliances.
The N.C. State Energy Office is making the money available to people who buy appliances with the federal Energy Star efficiency rating.
The rebates range from $75 for freezers and dishwashers to $300 for gas furnaces and air conditioners.
Nearly $600,000 of the pot is open to new applicants and about $400,000 will go to people who've made previous purchases and are on a rebate waiting list.
The newly-found money comes from a small percentage of federal stimulus funds this state received but did not use for a variety of reasons, said Seth Effron, spokesman for the State Energy Office.
The extra million bucks comes on the heels of $1 million state officials released just a week ago for Energy Star rebates. That's on top of about $8 million in rebates the state distributed earlier this year, bringing the size of the popular Energy Star rebate program to $10 million.