The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) weekly newsletter reports the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is increasing the rebate amounts for ENERGY STAR manufactured homes to $1,950 per home for customers in their seven state service area. Under the program, home manufacturing plants will receive $1,450 for each ENERGY STAR home sold to a customer of a TVA member utility, and HVAC distributors will receive $500 to reduce the customer cost of purchasing a heat pump, required in all ENERGY STAR electrically-heated homes. Each home manufacturer also receives a $1,000 federal tax credit, placing the dollar value for each home at nearly $3,000. While the initial incentive benefits the manufacturer, the long range savings of about $50 month will benefit the manufactured home owner. In addition, the ENERGY STAR rating increases the value of the home.