Glendale Water and Power- Solar Solutions Program

The Solar Solutions program provides all customer groups with an incentive to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and buildings. Rebate levels will decrease over time on an annual…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Silicon Valley Power- Solar Electric Buy Down Program

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) offers incentives for the installation of new grid-connected solar electric (photovoltaic, or PV) systems. Incentive levels will step down over the life of the program…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Burbank Water and Power- Residential and Commercial Solar Support Program

Burbank Water and Power (BWP) offers customers an up-front capacity-based rebate for photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 30 kW. These incentives decline over time as defined capacity goals are met, e…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of San Diego- Sustainable Building Policy

The City of San Diego’s Sustainable Building Policy is directed by Council Policy 900-14. The policy contains regulations regarding building measures, private-sector incentives, health and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Local Government, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

City of Los Angeles- Zoning Code

Chapter I of Los Angeles’ Municipal Code, Height of Building or Structures, provides an exemption for solar energy devices, or similar structures. They may be erected above the height limit…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Net Metering

Note: In January 2016, the California Public Utilities Commission issued a ruling on its net metering successor tariff. Customers on the new net metering successor tariff will have to pay an…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act

SB 1399 of 2008 amended the Public Resources Code to exempt trees and shrubs planted prior to the installation of a solar system. Also exempted are trees and shrubs that are subject to a local…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

SMUD- Non-Residential PV Incentive Program

As of August 2013, the current EPBI is $0.20/W CSI-AC; adjusted based on the expected performance of the system, which is affected by factors such as inverter efficiency, orientation, tilt and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Ukiah Utilities- PV Buydown Program

Through Ukiah Utilities’ PV Buydown Program, residential and commercial customers are eligible for a $1.40-per-watt AC rebate on qualifying grid-connected PV systems up to a maximum system size of…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

IID Energy- PV Solutions Rebate Program

IID accepted applications for the 2015 PV Solutions Program from Jan. 3, 2015 – Jan. 31, 2015. Winners were determined via lottery. The program is now closed for the remainder of 2015, but another…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Public Benefits Funds for Renewables and Efficiency

California’s 1996 electric industry restructuring legislation (AB 1890) directed the state’s three major investor-owned utilities (Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

LADWP- Solar Incentive Program

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP) Solar Incentive Program began in 2000, with a funding level of $150 million. The California Solar Initiative, created in 2007 upon the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities- PV Partners

Note: Funds for residential and large commercial rebates have been fully reserved. Rebates are no longer available for residential systems or large commercial systems.

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems

Section 73 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code allows a property tax exclusion for certain types of solar energy systems installed between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2016. This sec…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Pasadena Water and Power- Solar Power Installation Rebate

Pasadena Water & Power (PWP) offers its electric customers a rebate for photovoltaic (PV) installations, with a goal of helping to fund the installation of 14 megawatts (MW) of solar power by…

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Anaheim Public Utilities- PV Buydown Program

Next Solar Rebate Application period will take place May 14, 2015 (8:00am) through May 28, 2015 (5:00pm). Rebate applications will be awarded via lottery if total applications exceeds budget.

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Interconnection Standards

California’s “Rule 21” generally applies to systems connecting to an investor-owned utility’s distribution grid, non-export generating facilities connecting to an investor-owned utility’s transmi…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Roseville Electric- Solar Rebate Program

Roseville Electric has implemented solar rebate programs in order to meet the three statewide goals in Senate Bill 1: to install 3,000 megawatts (MW) of distributed solar PV by the end of 2016, to…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

San Diego County- Green Building Program

The County of San Diego has a Green Building Incentive Program designed to promote the use of resource efficient construction materials, water conservation and energy efficiency in new and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building

 

City of Santa Cruz- Solar Access Ordinance

Before a development plan can be approved in the City of Santa Cruz, it must be found that the orientation and location of buildings, structures, open spaces and other features of the site plan…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics… More

 

San Diego County- Solar Regulations

The County of San Diego has established zoning guidelines for solar electric systems of varying sizes in the unincorporated areas of San Diego County. Photovoltaic (PV) systems which have their…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Solar Rights Act

The Solar Rights Act (CA Civil Code 714), enacted in 1978, bars restrictions by homeowners associations (HOAs) on the installation of solar-energy systems, but originally did not specifically apply…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Burbank Water & Power- Green Building Incentive Program

Incentives are on a first come first serve basis. More information can be found on the web site listed above.

Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

Building Energy Code

The California Building Standards Commission (BSC) is responsible for administering California’s building standards adoption, publication, and implementation. Since 1989, the BSC has published tr…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Schools

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building

 

California Solar Initiative- PV Incentives

In January 2006, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted a program — the California Solar Initiative (CSI) — to provide more than $2.3 billion in incentives for photovoltaic (…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Modesto Irrigation District- Photovoltaic Rebate Program

Note: As of May 20, 2015, all funding for 2015 has been exhausted. See program website for updates.

Eligibility: Commercial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, State Government… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Plumas-Sierra REC- PV Rebate Program

Plumas-Sierra REC offers an incentive for its customers to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes and businesses. Rebates are available for qualifying systems between one kilowatt (kW) and 25…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Lodi Electric Utility- PV Rebate Program

Note: Lodi Electric Utility accepted applications for program year 2015 from January 2 – 30, 2015. The program is fully subscribed for 2015.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Truckee Donner PUD- Photovoltaic Buy Down Program

As required by Senate Bill 1 of 2006, Truckee Donner PUD incentive levels will step down annually during the 10 year program. For program year 2015 the incentive level is $2.55 per watt AC,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of Lompoc Utilities- PV Rebate Program

City of Lompoc Utilities provides rebates to its electric customers who purchase and install photovoltaic (PV) systems. The rebate is $1.00 per watt-AC. The incentive amount may not exceed 50% the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Azusa Light & Water- Solar Partnership Program

This program is fully subscribed through fiscal year 2014/2015. New applicants will be placed on a wait list in the order they were received.    Azusa Light & Water provides rebates to customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems through the utility’s Solar Partnership Program. The rebate amount for 2013 is $0.51 per rated watt. As a condition of receiving the rebate, customers must transfer ownership of all renewable energy credits (REC) associated with the system. If the customer elects to retain ownership of the RECs, the customer will receive not receive a rebate. Customers…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Riverside Public Utilities- Non-Residential PV Incentive Program

Note: Riverside Public Utilities began accepting reservation appointments for Program year 2015 – 2016 on May 18th. Systems must be installed after July 1, 2015 to qualify. The program will remain open until funding for the year has been exhausted.    The non-residential photovoltaic (PV) rebate program provides financial incentives for Riverside Public Utilities’ business customers to install qualifying PV systems on their facilities. For Fiscal Year 2015-2016, the rebate amount is $0.50 per watt AC and cannot exceed $50,000.  Leased systems and PPAs are not eligible to participate…

Eligibility: Commercial

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of San Francisco- Solar Energy Incentive Program

The City and County of San Francisco, through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), are providing incentives to residents, businesses and non-profits who install photovoltaic (PV)…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Multifamily Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of Healdsburg- PV Incentive Program

Through the City of Healdsburg’s PV Buy-down Program, residential and commercial customers are eligible for rebate on qualifying grid-connected PV systems. In keeping with SB1, (the California…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Merced Irrigation District- PV Buydown Program

Merced Irrigation District (MID) offers its residential, commercial and non-profit customers a rebate for installing solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and offices. For 2015,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of San Francisco- Green Building Code

San Francisco adopted a mandatory green building code for new construction projects in September 2008, establishing strict guidelines for residential and commercial buildings according to the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Sonoma County- Energy Independence Program

The Federal Housing Financing Agency issued a statement in July 2010 that was critical of PACE programs. Many PACE programs, including Sonoma County’s, were temporarily suspended in response to…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Combined Heat & Power, Solar Pool Heating… More

 

Lassen Municipal Utility District- PV Rebate Program

Systems must be interconnected and must meet all other requirements detailed in the program guidelines. Homes wishing to receive a rebate must have an LMUD administered energy audit performed and…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility- PV Rebate Program

City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility is providing rebates to their customers for the purchase of photovoltaic (PV) systems. The rebate levels will decrease annually over the life of the program. …

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of San Francisco- GreenFinanceSF

GreenFinanceSF is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for commercial properties. GreenFinance SF uses an “open-market” PACE model in which individual property owners identify…

Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Water Heaters, Furnaces, Boilers… More

 

Corona Department of Water & Power- Solar Partnership Rebate Program

Corona Department of Water & Power is providing rebates for residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems. The rebate amount for 2015 is $0.78 per watt up to $2,340 for residential…

Eligibility: Commercial, Nonprofit, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Marin Clean Energy- Feed-In Tariff

Assembly Bill 117, passed in 2002, allows communities in California to aggregate their load and to procure electricity from their own preferred sources. Under the authority of this law, California…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Moreno Valley Electric Utility- Solar Electric Incentive Program

Moreno Valley Electric Utility provides rebates to its electric customers for the purchase of photovoltaic (PV) systems. System must be on the same premises as the customer to qualify. Systems 30 kilowatts (kW) or less can receive an upfront incentive of $1.00 per Watt up to $10,000 for a residential system and $50,000 for small commercial systems, or 50% of cost, whichever is less. Systems larger than 30 kW up to 500 kW can receive a performance-based incentive of $0.04 per kWh for 4 years. Incentives for systems over 500 kW and up to 1 MW will be determined on a case-by-case basis. See…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of San Diego- Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program

In 2002, the City of San Diego passed a Resolution R-298001, which amended the Sustainable Building Policy to allow for expedited permitting for sustainable buildings. Sustainable buildings are…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building

 

LADWP- Net Metering

LADWP allows its customers to net meter their photovoltaic (PV), wind, and hybrid systems with a capacity of not more than one megawatt. LADWP will provide the necessary metering equipment unless…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Los Angeles County- Green Building Program

Note: The Regional Planning Commission is considering amendments to the requirements outlined here. See the website above for the most recent information related to this process.

Eligibility: Commercial, Construction, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Santa Clara County- Zoning Ordinance

Santa Clara County’s Zoning Ordinance includes standards for wind and solar structures for residential, agricultural, and commercial uses.

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Agricultural

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)

 

Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM)

In addition to authorizing a sixth auction, Decision 14-11-042 also allowed for a modified version of the RAM program to continue past the sixth auction. The Decision allows the utilities to…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

City of Palo Alto Utilities- Palo Alto CLEAN (Clean Local Energy Accessible Now)

City Palo Alto Utility’s Clean Local Energy Accessible Now (CLEAN) program provides fixed payments for electricity produced by approved photovoltaic systems over a fixed period of time. This type…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, State Government, Installers/Contractors

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Los Angeles County- Commercial PACE

Businesses in Los Angeles County may be eligible for the county’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. PACE programs allow businesses to finance energy and water efficiency projects which…

Eligibility: Commercial

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors… More

 

Western Riverside Council of Governments- Large Commercial PACE

Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) is offering business owners in WRCOG participating jurisdictions an opportunity to finance energy and water efficiency projects for their commercial properties. The HERO Commercial Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program. PACE programs allow businesses to finance energy improvements, and to repay the financing through special assessments on their property taxes.

Eligibility: Commercial

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Lighting… More

 

CaliforniaFIRST

Eligibility is generally determined by the property records and value, and the property must meet general underwriting criteria established by the California Statewide Communities Development Aut…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps… More

 

Solar Construction Permitting Standards

Two bills signed in 2012 place limits on the fees that cities, counties, cities and counties, and charter cities can charge for a solar permit. AB 1801 specifies that a local government cannot base…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

California Enterprise Development Authority (Figtree PACE)- Statewide PACE Program

FIGTREE Energy Financing is administering a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program in a number of California cities and counties through a partnership with the Pacific Housing & Finance Agency (PHFA) and the California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA). PACE programs allow property owners to borrow money for energy improvement projects which are repaid through their property taxes. A number of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies can be financed through FIGTREE’s PACE program. Residential and commercial properties which meet the program’s criteria,…

Eligibility: Commercial, Multifamily Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Geothermal Heat Pumps, Fuel Cells using Non-Renewable Fuels… More

 

City of Sebastopol- Mandatory Solar Requirement for Residential and Commercial Buildings

Requirement

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT)

Note: Program Period 6 for the Re-MAT program began in September 2014. The feed-in tariff program for bioenergy projects was established by SB 1122 but will require action by the CPUC before it is…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

LADWP- Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program

LADWP is providing a Feed-in Tariff (FiT) program to support the development of renewable energy projects in its territory. All technologies eligible for compliance with the state’s renewables po…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Pacific Power- Blue Sky Community Project Funds

Note: Pacific Power is currently accepting applications for 2016 Funding Awards. The deadline for submittal is May 31, 2016 5 PM PT.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Tidal… More

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy