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Add State and Local Incentives to the 30% Federal Tax Credit
Learn about solar incentives and solar rebates. Find out what is available to you through federal, state and local programs, as well as local utilities.
State and Local Solar Panel Rebates
Combining the Federal tax credit with state incentives you qualify for may significantly reduce the cost of your solar PV system.

Read more good news about these programs and important tips on qualifying below.
Federal Solar Tax Credit
30% of the cost of your Solar Electric System and installation can be deducted from your federal tax bill.

Read more about this credit and what qualifies.





Solar Incentives by State… Click on your state to see what is available.    
Solar States


— You may be able to afford a larger solar PV system than you originally thought!
— You may be able to add the battery backup system you were planning to buy in a year or two



The Good News About Solar System Incentives, Qualifications and Tips
Some solar incentive programs pay you back over time, based on the energy you generate. Other solar incentives are one-time payments of rebates or credits. Incentive requirements and definitions may vary between states.

Incentive types can be specifically for residential, schools, business, or industrial; or inclusive of all of them. Solar incentives are mainly for grid tied systems and are sometimes available for off grid systems.

The incentives may be only for solar photovoltaic (electric), for electricity generated by wind, or for solar thermal (hot water generation). Other types of incentives may incorporate multiple solar technologies.

Programs with yearly or periodic application dates have credits or rebate rates that may be stepped down over time.

To qualify for incentives, your solar system may have to be installed by a licensed Photovoltaic System Installer, and/or connected to the grid by a licensed Electrician. This may be particularly true for Grid-Tie (Grid-Intertied) systems.
Plan ahead and act quickly. Many incentive programs are time sensitive. First-come-first-served programs, such as lotteries, can be spoken for in minutes after the opening of their application date.

Be careful including incentives in your PV system's budget due to requirements and possible deadlines to meet before qualifying.

Always consult a tax professional in regards to your eligibility for tax incentives.





Solar Incentive Glossary
Battery Backup Systems
Battery backup systems can store electricity from the grid or a fuel-powered generator to provide emergency power when the grid goes down. It can also store energy created PV system to power appliances and lights at night after the sun goes down.

Feed in Tariffs,
a Performance Based Incentive, or PBI

(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
Feed-in Tariffs are typically long term contracts with your local utility for performance-based compensation.

The contracts are typically a 15-25 year purchase agreement at a guaranteed rate. The rate may decrease over time as specified in the agreement. Feed-in Tariffs may ultimately pay for your PV system or even exceed your initial investment depending on the specifics in the contract.

Originally started in Germany in 1990 and restructured in 2000 to include the right to interconnect to the utility grid. It was designed as an incentive to promote cost-effective renewable energy use and advancements in technologies. Due to its success, the current German policy is the cornerstone for the creation of many feed-in tariff programs around the globe.

Green Building Programs
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
Green Building Programs are generally for new construction and remodeling, or just adding a solar electric system. The most common incentives are reductions or waivers of building permit fees. Some state or local organizations offer coupons that reduce construction and/or installation costs to homeowners. The home or business owner usually gives the coupon to their program-authorized installer/contractor. Once the system is installed the installer/contractor can be reimbursed for the amount of the coupon by the program's organization.

Grid-Tied PV Systems
Grid tied systems are inter-connected to send energy back to the grid when your solar electric system creates more than you're using; and you can receive energy from the grid when you're using more electricity than your system is generating at the moment. Learn more about grid-tied solar systems.

Loans
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
State or local governments may offer low or zero interest loans for renewable energy projects. Terms are typically 10 years or less. If you are going to purchase or remodel a home that you are going to add a solar system to you may also want to see the Energy Star website for information on Energy Improvement Mortgages (EIMs).

Property-Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing may be offered by states that have been authorized to participate in this program. The amount of the loan is determined by a special assessment of your property and is typically repaid over a period of years.

Check with your local banks and credit unions as they may offer renewable energy loans for less than the prime rate. Also consider that mortgage loans and home equity loans can offer several advantages: longer terms, lower interest rates than conventional bank loans, and tax-deductible interest.
Net Metering
(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
As of January 2012, only four states do not have net metering policies ‐ South Dakota, Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee. These programs are for utility customers who generate their own electricity and feed excess energy back into the grid. Net-metered customers may use grid energy when their electrical demand exceeds their solar electric system's output. Solar electric credit rates are applied to the customer's total electric use and are shown on the utility bills.

The credit rates and rules vary from state to state. Unused solar electric system credits may expire in a specified time period or they may be carried over from year to year. The credits may only be applied to the utility bill or you may be allowed to get a refund check at the end of a designated period, usually the end of the year.

Off-Grid PV Systems
Off grid systems do not feed energy back to the grid. You may be completely independent from the grid or you may be receiving grid electricity to supplement your system (Grid-Assisted). Learn more about off-grid solar systems.

Solar PV System (Photovoltaics)
A solar PV system uses photovoltaic panels (or modules) to create electricity. This powers appliances, lights, and other electric equipment.

Solar Thermal System
A solar thermal system uses panels (or modules) to heat water. The hot water is typically used instead of a water heater for everyday water use, or in a radiant heating system to warm the air.

State and Local Tax Incentives
(May be available for Off-grid and/or Grid-tied Systems.)
  • Personal tax incentives include income tax credits (dollar-for-dollar reduction on what you owe) and income tax deductions (reduces your taxable income).
  • Property tax exemptions, exclusions and credit incentives generally exclude the added value of the system from your yearly property tax. Abatements may reduce a percentage of your yearly property tax over time.
  • State sales tax incentives can be an exemption from or a credit towards the applicable sales tax.
Utility Rate Discounts & Rebates
(Available for Grid Tied Systems.)
Some utilities and state or local programs may offer temporarily reduced rates on utility bills, or one time rebates on the installation of solar systems and purchases of energy efficient appliances and/or HVAC systems.


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California Incentives Close X
INCENTIVE NAME: Glendale Water and Power - Solar Solutions Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA31F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Program is on hold
Maximum Incentive - 50% of the gross installed system cost
Payment will not exceed $100,000 per customer per fiscal year
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Glendale Water & Power
WEBSITE: http://www.glendalewaterandpower.com/
UTILITIES: City of Glendale,

INCENTIVE NAME: Marin County - Green Building Requirements
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA40R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.co.marin.ca.us/depts/CD/main/comdev/advance/sustainability/greenbuilding/gbs/gb_standards.cfm

INCENTIVE NAME: Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA18F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Incentives step down over time as installed capacity goals are met. Check program web site for current incentive level.
Rebate levels as of 9/20/12:
Residential: $2.00/watt AC
Commercial (up to 100 kW): $1.10/watt AC
Commercial (>100 kW to 1 MW): $0.15/kWh for 5 years

Maximum Incentive - Residential: $20,000

Eligible System Size - Maximum size: 1 MW
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Minimum 10-year warranty.
Installation Requirements - System must be installed by a licensed contractor, unless installed by the SVP customer.
WEBSITE: https://siliconvalleypower.com/index.aspx?page=1954
UTILITIES: City of Santa Clara,

INCENTIVE NAME: Riverside Public Utilities - Residential PV Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA44F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Program is on hold
Maximum Incentive - $13,000 or 50% of project cost, whichever is less
Eligible System Size - No size restrictions
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Installation Requirements - Systems must be interconnected and net-metered
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Riverside Public Utilities
WEBSITE: http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/resi-pv-incentive.asp
UTILITIES: City of Riverside,

INCENTIVE NAME: Burbank Water and Power - Residential and Commercial Solar Support Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA39F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Program is currently closed
Residential PV: $1.28/W CEC-AC
Commercial PV (less than 30 kW): $0.97/W CEC-AC
Commercial PV (30 kW or larger): ineligible at this time
Solar Water Heaters (residential domestic hot water only; not pools): $1,500
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size is 1 kW
Maximum system size for most recent lottery: 29.9 kW
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters. System must have minimum 10-year warranty to protect the purchaser against system or component breakdown.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Utility
WEBSITE: http://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/incentives-for-all-customers/solar-photovoltaic-power
UTILITIES: City of Burbank Water and Power,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Policy
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA42R
DETAILS:
Green Building Requirement - All new City facilities and major building renovation projects (over 5,000 sq. ft.) achieve LEED "Silver" Level Certification and be constructed to be 15% more energy efficient than California's building code
Equipment Efficiency Requirement - All energy-consuming equipment purchased must meet either Energy Star specifications or criterion that puts products in the upper 25% of energy-efficiency, based on criteria established by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Renewable Energy Requirement - Newly constructed City facilities shall incorporate a minimum of 15% self-generation using renewable technologies when site factors allow for a reasonable payback
WEBSITE: http://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/energy/programsprojects/rescom.shtml#sdleed

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Los Angeles - Zoning Code
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA04R

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Sacramento - Zoning and Subdivision Regulations
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA09R

INCENTIVE NAME: City of San Jose - Solar Access Design Guidelines
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA11R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=1725

INCENTIVE NAME: Net Metering
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Net Metering
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA02R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - All utilities except LADWP
System Capacity Limit - 1 MW
5 MW for systems operating under the bill credit transfer program authorized by Public Utilities Code 2830. System must be owned by, operated by, or on property under the control of, a local government or university.
Aggregate Capacity Limit - 5% of aggregate customer peak demand (statewide limit of 500 MW for fuel cells)

Net Excess Generation - Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate. After 12-month cycle, customer may opt to roll over credit indefinitely or to receive payment for credit at a rate equal to the 12-month average spot market price for the hours of 7 am to 5 pm for the year in which the surplus power was generated. (If customer makes no affirmative decision, credit is granted to utility with no compensation for customer.)
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer owns RECs. If customer receives payment for net excess generation at the end of a 12-month cycle, utility owns RECs associated with those electricity credits.
Meter Aggregation - Virtual net metering allowed for multi-tenant properties.
Meter aggregation allowed for local governments if all participating accounts receive a time-of-use rate.
Pending determination from the CPUC and ratemaking authorities of other utilities, meter aggregation may be allowed for all customers with multiple meters on parcels of land contiguous to the location of the renewable energy system. See below for more explanation.
WEBSITE: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/DistGen/netmetering.htm

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Easement and the Solar Shade Control Act
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA03R
BUDGET:

INCENTIVE NAME: SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA48F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $0.20/watt AC.
Incentive is adjusted based on expected performance. The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or to the installer.
Maximum Incentive - $2,000
Eligible System Size - 10 kW
WEBSITE: https://www.smud.org/en/residential/environment/solar-for-your-home/solar-basics.htm
UTILITIES: Sacramento Municipal Util Dist,

INCENTIVE NAME: SMUD - Non-Residential PV Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA49F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Expected Performance Based Incentive: $0.20/watt CSI-AC; incentive adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive - $200,000 for up-front incentives at current $0.20/W incentive level.
Eligible System Size - Expected Performance Based Incentive: $0.20/watt CSI-AC; incentive adjusted based on expected performance
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - SMUD (if incentive is paid)
WEBSITE: https://www.smud.org/en/business/environment/solar-for-your-business/solar-basics.htm
UTILITIES: Sacramento Municipal Util Dist,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of San Jose - Photovoltaic Permit Requirements
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA15R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.sanjoseca.gov/building/permit.asp

INCENTIVE NAME: Ukiah Utilities - PV Buydown Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA45F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Incentive Rate for systems installed between 7/1/12 and 6/30/13:
$1.40/watt AC; incentive may be reduced based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive - Residential: $7,000; Commercial: $20,000
Eligible System Size - 1 MW maximum
Equipment Requirements - Flat plate PV modules and inverters must be UL-certified and must appear on the latest California Energy Commission-certified list.
Systems must carry a minimum 10-year, full-system warranty.
Installation Requirements - PV systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California contractors in accordance with all local and state regulations.
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofukiah.com/pageserver/?page=utilities_photovoltaic
UTILITIES: City of Ukiah,

INCENTIVE NAME: IID Energy - PV Solutions Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA50F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 2013 program is closed
Maximum Incentive - PBI Incentive max: $550,000 for the 5-year period ($110,000/year)
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size is 1 kW
Maximum system size is 1 MW; commercial systems over 300 kW and government/non-profit systems over 400 kW will have their PBI payments prorated.
Equipment Requirements - Modules must meet UL Standard 1703; inverters must meet UL 1741.
Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
System must have minimum 5-year warranty against breakdown or unusual degradation.
WEBSITE: http://www.iid.com/index.aspx?page=495
UTILITIES: Imperial Irrigation District,

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Contractor Licensing
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA07R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/GeneralInformation/Library/LicensingClassifications/

INCENTIVE NAME: Public Benefits Funds for Renewables and Efficiency
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Public Benefits Fund
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA05R
DETAILS:
Types - Renewables, Energy Efficiency, RD&D
Total Fund - Renewables: 2002-2006: $135 million annually*; 2007: $135 million annually*; 2008-2011: $65.5 million annually*
Efficiency: $228 million annually
RD&D: $62.5 million annually
Beginning 2005, natural gas subaccount baseline funding of $12 million with increase of up to $3 million annually, capping at $24 million
Charge - Rates vary by utility and customer type:
Renewables: ~1.6 mills/kWh
Efficiency: ~5.4 mills/kWh
RD&D: ~1.5 mills/kWh
BUDGET:

INCENTIVE NAME: LADWP - Solar Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Public Benefits Fund
CODE: CA09F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Incentives will step down over time. Current incentive levels as of 1/8/2013:
Residential (customer-owned): $1.05/W CEC-AC
Residential (leased systems): $1.05/W CEC-AC
Commercial: Closed until July 2013
Government/Non-profit: Closed until July 2013
Maximum Incentive - Up to 75% of project costs for residential, government and non-profit installations.
Up to 50% for commercial systems
The maximum system size for incentive payment is 1 MW AC per site, or per government, or per corporate parent per year.
2 MW may be reserved depending on fund availability
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size of 1 kW
Maximum system size of 5 MW
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters.
Custom modules not certified by UL 1703 may seek certification by the LA Department of Building and Safety Materials Test Lab. Specifications for solar equipment not listed by the CEC must also be provided to the LADWP Solar Group.
Warranty requirements: panels – 20 years; components – 10 years
Installation Requirements - The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active A, B, C-10 or C-46 license.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - RECs become the property of LADWP. Participants may elect to take a significantly smaller incentive than the base incentive in exchange for ownership of the RECs.
BUDGET: $30 million per year
WEBSITE: https://www.ladwp.com/ladwp/faces/wcnav_externalId/r-gg-inst-solr?_afrLoop=65887944480000#%40%3F_afrLoop%3D65887944480000%26_adf.ctrl-state%3Diqorlziso_29
UTILITIES: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Palo Alto Utilities - PV Partners
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA10F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Systems <30kW: Rebate varies depending on customer class; based on CEC AC watts.
Systems 30 kW and larger: Performance-based incentive (PBI), based on actual monthly energy produced (kWh) for 60 month term.
For current rebate levels, visit the program website below.
Maximum Incentive - Incentives available for first 1 MW
Eligible System Size - 1 kW minimum, 1 MW maximum
Equipment Requirements - All flat plate PV modules and inverters must be on the State of California Energy Commission list of eligible equipment; must have full 10-year warranty on equipment and labor.
Installation Requirements - PV systems must be grid-connected; must be installed by a licensed contractor.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Remains with system owner.
BUDGET: $1.3 million per program year for 10 years. If all of the funds are reserved in a given program year, the rebate level drops to the next program year, and the program stays open.
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/pvpartners
UTILITIES: City of Palo Alto,

INCENTIVE NAME: Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Property Tax Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA25F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100% of system value; 75% of system value exemption for dual-use equipment
Maximum Incentive - Not specified.
WEBSITE: http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/gase.htm

INCENTIVE NAME: Pasadena Water and Power - Solar Power Installation Rebate
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA28F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Systems up to 30 kW have the option of receiving an expected performance based buydown (EPBB) or a performance based incentive (PBI). Systems larger than 30 kW are only eligible for the PBI.

EPBB (effective 6/1/12):
Residential: $1.40/watt AC
Commercial and all PPAs: $0.85/watt AC
Non-profits and Government: $1.60/watt AC
Income-qualified residential: $4.00/watt
PBI (effective 6/1/11):
Residential: $0.212/kWh
Commercial and all PPAs: $0.129/kWh
Non-profit and Government: $0.242/kWh
Income-qualified residential: $0.632/kWh
PBI is awarded for the first 5 years of the system's operation.
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size: 1 kW
Maximum system size: 1,000 kW
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters.
Systems must be grid-connected.
Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
Installation Requirements - PWP recommends hiring a licensed California solar contractor
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Remains with customer-generator
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofpasadena.net/waterandpower/solar
UTILITIES: City of Pasadena,

INCENTIVE NAME: Anaheim Public Utilities - PV Buydown Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA32F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Program is currently closed. Rebate reservation period will reopen in January 2014.
Maximum Incentive - The incentives are based on the customer's most recent 12-month electricity usage.
Eligible System Size - Minimum size of 1 kW. Maximum size 1 MW.
Equipment Requirements - Must have 10-year warranty against breakdown or degradation in electrical performance of more than 10% of the system's rated electrical output. System providers are required to provide a 10-year warranty on modules and a 10-year or better warranty on the inverter.
Installation Requirements - The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active General Contractor A or B, C-10 or C-46 license
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Anaheim Public Utilities
WEBSITE: http://www.anaheim.net/article.asp?id=1644
UTILITIES: City of Anaheim,

INCENTIVE NAME: Redding Electric - Earth Advantage Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA36F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - PV: Funding is exhausted through 2015
Geothermal (Residential): $1,000/ton
Solar Water Heating: 50% of cost up to $1,000 for 1st panel, $500 for 2nd panel, $250 for 3rd panel
Maximum Incentive - Geothermal: $5,000
Eligible System Size - No size restrictions specified
Equipment Requirements - PV: Panels and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's approved list; minimum 10 year system warranty.
Installation Requirements - Solar water heaters must replace electric water heating systems; Pre-approval by REU required
WEBSITE: http://www2.reupower.com/rebates.asp
UTILITIES: City of Redding,

INCENTIVE NAME: Interconnection Standards
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Interconnection
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA21R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - Investor-owned utilities
System Capacity Limit - No limit specified
Standard Agreement - Yes
Insurance Requirements - Vary by system size and/or type; levels established by CPUC
External Disconnect Switch - Varies by utility and system size
Net Metering Required - No
WEBSITE: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/rule21.htm

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewables Portfolio Standard
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Renewables Portfolio Standard
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA25R
DETAILS:
Standard - 20% by December 31, 2013
25% by December 31, 2016
33% by 2020
Technology Minimum - N/A
Compliance Multipliers - N/A
REC Lifetime - 36 months
Credit Trading/Tracking System - Yes (WREGIS)
Alternative Compliance Payment - N/A
WEBSITE: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/renewables

INCENTIVE NAME: Roseville Electric - Solar Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Public Benefits Fund
CODE: CA37F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Systems less than 10 kW: $0.32/watt
Systems 10 kW up to 100 kW: Performance-based incentive; length of contract and $/kWh amount vary based on system size.
Eligible System Size - At least 1kW CEC-AC watts
System can offset a maximum of 100% of the end-use consumer’s on-site electrical load.

Equipment Requirements - All systems must be new and have a minimum 10-year warranty;
Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Installation Requirements - Building must be grid connected for retail electricity distribution service at the site ofinstallation from Roseville Electric.
Must have a fully executed Interconnection Agreement with Roseville Electric.
System must be located on the same premises where the consumer’s own electrical demand is located.
WEBSITE: http://www.roseville.ca.us/electric/home/rebates/solar.asp
UTILITIES: City of Roseville,

INCENTIVE NAME: San Diego County - Green Building Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Green Building Incentive
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA41F
WEBSITE: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/greenbuildings.html

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Santa Cruz - Solar Access Ordinance
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA32R

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Sebastopol - Solar Access
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA33R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.ci.sebastopol.ca.us

INCENTIVE NAME: San Diego County - Solar Regulations
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA31R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/dplu/zoning/index.html

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Rights Act
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Access Policy
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA45R

INCENTIVE NAME: Turlock Irrigation District - PV Rebate
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA69F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Systems smaller than 30 kW (as of 7/3/2014):
Residential: $0.73 per watt AC
Commercial: Fully Subscribed
Systems 30 kW or larger (as of 7/3/2014):
Residential: $0.09/kWh
Commercial: Fully Subscribed
Incentive amount will step down over the life of the program in 10 phases as certain installed MW levels are reached.
See program web site for current incentive level
Maximum Incentive - 50% of the total system cost
Eligible System Size - Minimum size is 1 kW, maximum size is 1 MW
Equipment Requirements - All flat plate PV modules and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's list of approved equipment. Minimum ten-year warranty to the purchaser against breakdown or degradation of output.
Installation Requirements - Must be grid-connected installed by appropriately licensed California contractor
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Turlock Irrigation District
BUDGET: More than $23 Million over 10 years
WEBSITE: http://www.tid.org/for-home/rebates/solar-rebate-program
UTILITIES: Turlock Irrigation District,

INCENTIVE NAME: Burbank Water & Power - Green Building Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Green Building Incentive
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA86F
WEBSITE: http://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/incentives-for-businesses/leed-incentive-program
UTILITIES: City of Burbank Water and Power,

INCENTIVE NAME: Green Building Action Plan for State Facilities
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA49R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.energy.ca.gov/greenbuilding/index.html

INCENTIVE NAME: Building Energy Code
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA51R
DETAILS:
Residential Code - State developed code, Title 24, Part 6, exceeds 2009 IECC, and is mandatory statewide. Buildings must also meet requirements set by CALGreen, the statewide green building code.
Commercial Code - State developed code, Title 24, Part 6, meets or exceeds 2009 IECC and ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1-2007, and is mandatory statewide. Buildings must also meet requirements set by CALGreen, the statewide green building code.
Code Change Cycle - Three-year code change cycle. The 2008 Standards took effect January 1, 2010. The 2012 Standards are scheduled to take effect in 2014.
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://bcap-ocean.org/state-country/california

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Santa Monica - Building Permit Fee Waiver for Solar Projects
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Green Building Incentive
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA129F
WEBSITE: http://www.solarsantamonica.com/index.html

INCENTIVE NAME: Hercules Municipal Utility - PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA132F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 2012:
Systems up to 10 kW: $2.25/watt AC
Systems larger than 10 kW: $0.17/kWh for 5 years
Maximum Incentive - Systems 10 kW or less: $10,000
Eligible System Size - Maximum size is 250 kW
Equipment Requirements - PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters.
Warranty Requirements: 5 years for systems and components
Installation Requirements - Must be grid-connected, net metered, and installed by a California contractor licensed in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the State of California Contractors’ Licensing Board, the contractor must possess, or employ subcontractors who possess an A, C-10 or C-46 license.
WEBSITE: http://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/index.aspx?page=160

INCENTIVE NAME: California Solar Initiative - PV Incentives
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA134F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies by sector and system size (see below)
Equipment Requirements - System components must be on the CEC's list of eligible equipment.
Systems must be grid-connected.
Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors or self-installed by the system owner.
Installer certification by NABCEP is encouraged.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Remains with customer-generator
BUDGET: $1.95 billion over 10 years
WEBSITE: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/solar
UTILITIES: Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San Diego Gas & Electric Co, Southern California Edison Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Berkeley - Green Building Standards for City Owned and Operated Projects
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA52R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofberkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=33182

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Santa Monica - Expedited Permitting for Green Buildings
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Green Building Incentive
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA136F
WEBSITE: http://www.smgov.net/Departments/OSE/Categories/Green_Building/Incentives.aspx

INCENTIVE NAME: SoCalGas - California Advanced Homes Incentives
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA140F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Baseline Advanced Home Incentives: $75-$225/kW, $0.43-$1.29/kWh, $1.72-$5.14/Therm (15%-45% above code)
California ENERGY STAR Marketing Support: CAHP provides marketing material valued at up to 10% of baseline project incentive
On-site Photovoltaics: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit for participating in California’s New Solar Homes Partnership program at the tier II level
2013 Code Preparation Bonus: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit that achieves at least 40% above 2008 T-24 code and includes HERS Duct Leakage, Verified Fan Watt Draw, Verified Cooling Coil Airflow, R-30 attic/roof insulation, and R-19 floor over unconditioned space
Maximum Incentive - Base incentives increase until building is 45% above code.

Eligible System Size - Contact SoCalGas
Installation Requirements - Baseline entry level is 15% more efficient than 2008 Title 24 code with the incentive payments based on the final 2008 T-24 report created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater
WEBSITE: http://www.socalgas.com/for-your-business/builders-and-construction/cahp/incentives.shtml
UTILITIES: City of Ocala,

INCENTIVE NAME: Modesto Irrigation District - Photovoltaic Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA147F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Systems >1 kW to 30 kW: $0.80/W AC.
Systems >30 kW to 1 MW: performance-based incentive of $0.09/kWh for 5 years.
Maximum Incentive - 50% of total project costs.
Eligible System Size - Minimum size: 1 kW.
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Warranty Requirements: 10 years for systems, components and labor
Installation Requirements - Must be grid-connected, net metered, and installed by a California contractor licensed in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the State of California Contractors’ Licensing Board, the contractor must possess, or employ subcontractors who possess an A, B, C-10 or C-46 license.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - MID
WEBSITE: http://www.mid.org/rebates/solar/default.html
UTILITIES: Modesto Irrigation District,

INCENTIVE NAME: CEC - New Solar Homes Partnership
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA150F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies by customer class and system performance (see below)
Maximum Incentive - Affordable housing: 75% of system cost
All other projects: 50% of system cost
Eligible System Size - Minimum: 1 kW AC
Maximum: 100% of a home's expected electrical load

Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters.
Systems must be grid-connected.
Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
PV modules must be certified to UL 1703 by a nationally recognized testing laboratory (NRTL)
Inverters must be certified to UL 1741 by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). They also must have completed the Energy Commission's required weighted efficiency testing.
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors
Self-installs are also acceptable
Although not required, installation contractors are encouraged to become certified by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Remains with system owner
BUDGET: Up to $425 million over 10 years
WEBSITE: http://www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/about/nshp.php
UTILITIES: Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San Diego Gas & Electric Co, Southern California Edison Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: Roseville Electric - Residential New Construction Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA154F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Energy Efficiency: $500/unit
Solar PV: $2/watt
Shade Trees: $30/tree
WEBSITE: http://www.roseville.ca.us/electric/developers/residential/best.asp
UTILITIES: City of Roseville,

INCENTIVE NAME: Plumas-Sierra REC - PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA158F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 2012 rebate level: $2.09/watt (AC)
Incentives will be adjusted based on expected performance.
Maximum Incentive - $6,000 for residential; $12,000 for small commercial, agricultural and non-profit applications; $20,000 for large commercial and industrial applications
Eligible System Size - Maximum capacity: 25 kW (proposals for larger systems may request a variance)
Equipment Requirements - All major system components (panels and inverters) must be listed on the CaliforniaEnergy Commission’s (CEC) Eligible Equipment List. All systems (PV modules and inverters) must have a minimum 10-year warranty provided in combination by the manufacturer and installer
Installation Requirements - Installation contractors must have an active A, B, C-10 license, or C-46 license for PV systems. North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification is recommended.
BUDGET: $140,000 annually for 10 years
WEBSITE: http://www.psrec.org/energy_renewable_solar.php?sec=enersol&pag=enerrenew
UTILITIES: Plumas-Sierra Rural Elec Coop,

INCENTIVE NAME: Lodi Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA159F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 2013 Program Year: $1.94/W AC
Incentives will be adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive - Residential: $7,000
Non-residential: $40,000
Equipment Requirements - PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters. Systems must carry a warranty of at least 10 years.
Installation Requirements - The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active A, B, C-10 or C-46 license
BUDGET: Approximately $6 million over 10 years.
WEBSITE: http://www.lodielectric.com/
UTILITIES: City of Lodi,

INCENTIVE NAME: Truckee Donner PUD - Photovoltaic Buy Down Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA160F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 2013 level: $2.95/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive - 2013:
Residential: $8,850
Commercial: $14,750
Eligible System Size - Minimum size: 1 kW
Maximum size: 1 MW
Equipment Requirements - PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters. Systems must carry a warranty of at least 10 years.
Installation Requirements - The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active A, B, C-10 or C-46 license.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Remains with customer-generator
BUDGET: $1.77 Million over 10 years
WEBSITE: http://www.tdpud.org/index.php?cId=62
UTILITIES: Truckee Donner P U D,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Lompoc Utilities - PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: utility surcharge
CODE: CA161F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $2.00 per watt
Maximum Incentive - 50% the system cost, up to $50,000
Eligible System Size - No larger than the customer's average usage over the past 3 years.
Equipment Requirements - PV modules and inverters must be on the State of California Energy Commission list of eligible equipment; Must have minimum 10-year warranty against breakdown or unusual degradation.
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by an appropriately licensed California solar installer if not installed by the system owner.
WEBSITE: http://www.cityoflompoc.com/utilities/conservation/
UTILITIES: City of Lompoc,

INCENTIVE NAME: Azusa Light & Water - Solar Partnership Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA162F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Program is fully subscribed for fiscal year 2013-2014. New applicants will be placed on a wait list.
$1.55/W-DC

Maximum Incentive - 50% of system cost
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size of 1 kW
Equipment Requirements - PV equipment must be UL-listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters. Systems must have a 20-year warranty (minimum) on modules against failure at industry standards, and a 10-year warranty (minimum) against breakdown on balance of system components.
Installation Requirements - Installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active A, B, C-10 or C-46 license
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Utility
WEBSITE: http://www.ci.azusa.ca.us/index.asp?nid=565
UTILITIES: City of Azusa,

INCENTIVE NAME: Riverside Public Utilities - Non-Residential PV Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA166F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Program is currently on hold. See below for more information.
Maximum Incentive - Whichever is less: 50% of project cost or specific dollar limits which vary according to the rate schedule of the applicant
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Riverside Public Utilities
WEBSITE: http://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/busi-solar.asp
UTILITIES: City of Riverside,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of San Francisco - Solar Energy Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA168F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Residential: $500 - $2,800, varies by system size. Incentive adders available for systems installed in an environmental justice area or installed by a city installer
Low-income Residential: $2,000 - $7,000
Non-profit: $1,000 per kW
Commercial: $500 per kW
Multi-unit residential virtual net metering: $500 per kW
Maximum Incentive - Commercial, non-profit, multi-unit residential: $50,000 per service site
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - City of San Francisco
BUDGET: $5 million for FY 2014-2015
WEBSITE: http://sfwater.org/index.aspx?page=133

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Healdsburg - PV Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA169F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Residential: $0.82/watt AC
Commercial: $0.78/watt AC
Maximum Incentive - Residential: $3,280
Commercial: $15,600
WEBSITE: http://www.ci.healdsburg.ca.us/index.aspx?page=452
UTILITIES: Healdsburg City of,

INCENTIVE NAME: Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA170F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $2.80/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive - Residential: $8,400
Commercial: $70,000
Eligible System Size - Not specified.
Equipment Requirements - Systems must carry a minimum 10-year full-system warranty against defective parts, workmanship, or unusual degradation of the system
Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Systems must be grid-connected.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors
Installer certification by NABCEP is recommended
Installers must be pre-approved
BUDGET: $450,000 per year
WEBSITE: http://www.mercedid.org/solarprogram
UTILITIES: Merced Irrigation District,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of San Francisco - Green Building Code
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA56R
DETAILS:
Residential Code - Varies by building type. See table below for complete schedule.
Commercial Code - Varies by building type. See table below for complete schedule.
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.sfdbi.org/index.aspx?page=268

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Palm Desert - Energy Independence Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA174F
DETAILS:
Terms - Minimum loan amount: $5,000
Maximum loan amount: $100,000
Loans are repaid against property taxes over a maximum of 20 years. Interest rate will not exceed 10%.
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofpalmdesert.org/Index.aspx?page=484

INCENTIVE NAME: California Solar Initiative - Multi-Family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA186F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Track 1: Fully Subscribed
Track 2: Closed
Equipment Requirements - System components must be on the CEC's list of eligible equipment.

Installation Requirements - Must have a current A, B, C-10 or C-46 license.
BUDGET: $108 million
WEBSITE: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Solar/mash.htm
UTILITIES: Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San Diego Gas & Electric Co, Southern California Edison Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: Sonoma County - Energy Independence Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA188F
DETAILS:
Terms - Minimum financing amount is $2,500. Financing is repaid through a special assessment on property tax bills. Financing between $2,500 and $5,000 will be set for repayment in 10 years. Projects over $5,000 may be repaid over 10 or 20 years, at the property owner’s discretion. Projects of $60,000 up to $500,000 will require approval by the Program Administrator. Projects valued at $500,000 and above will require specific approval by the Board of Supervisors.
WEBSITE: http://www.sonomacountyenergy.org/

INCENTIVE NAME: Lassen Municipal Utility District - PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA200F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Residential: $3.00/W-AC
Commercial: $2.10/W-AC
Maximum Incentive - Residential: $5,000 or 50% of system cost, whichever is less
Commercial: $23,000 or 50% of system cost, whichever is less.
Eligible System Size - Residential: Up to 4 kW
Commercial: Up to 50kW
Equipment Requirements - System components must be on the CEC's list of eligible equipment.
Systems must be grid-connected.
Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
Retailer or installer must provide a minimum 10-year full-system warranty against defective parts, workmanship, or unusual degradation of the system output.
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors

BUDGET: $140,000 per year
WEBSITE: http://www.lmud.org/photovoltaicBuyDown.aspx
UTILITIES: Lassen Municipal Utility District,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Shasta Lake Electric Utility - PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA201F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Residential: $1.81/W
Commercial: $1.92/W
Maximum Incentive - Residential: $9,050
Commercial: $192,000
Eligible System Size - Systems should be sized to provide no more than the building's annual electricity consumption.
Equipment Requirements - All PV modules and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's list of approved equipment.
WEBSITE: http://www.ci.shasta-lake.ca.us/index.aspx?NID=874
UTILITIES: City of Shasta Lake,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Gridley Utilities - PV Buy Down Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA202F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Program is currently on hold
Maximum Incentive - Program is currently on hold
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Systems must be grid-connected.
Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.

Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors

BUDGET: $41,700 per year
WEBSITE: http://www.gridley.ca.us/sites/default/files/files/Documents/electric-department/PVGuidelines.pdf
UTILITIES: City of Gridley,

INCENTIVE NAME: California Solar Initiative - Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Rate-payer funds
CODE: CA205F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies depending on participant's income level and California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program eligibility. (see below)
Maximum Incentive - $10,000 for fully subsidized systems
No maximum stated for partially subsidized systems
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size is 1 kW CEC-AC
Equipment Requirements - Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Systems must be grid-connected.
Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors who have been accepted by the SASH program manager as a SASH program partner installer or self-installed by the system owner. A significant portion of the PV system will be installed directly by GRID Alternatives.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Remains with project owner
BUDGET: $108.3 million
WEBSITE: http://www.gridalternatives.org/sash
UTILITIES: Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San Diego Gas & Electric Co, Southern California Edison Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: Sales and Use Tax Exclusion for Advanced Transportation and Alternative Energy Manufacturing Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Industry Recruitment/Support
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA210F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100% exemption
Terms - Projects must apply for an exemption through the California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority
BUDGET: $100,000,000 per year
WEBSITE: http://www.treasurer.ca.gov/caeatfa/ste/index.asp

INCENTIVE NAME: City of San Francisco - GreenFinanceSF
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Bonds, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
CODE: CA211F
DETAILS:
Terms - Minimum: $50,000
Maximum: 10% of the assessed value of the property
Loans are repaid over a period of up to 20 years through property tax bills
BUDGET: $150 million
WEBSITE: https://greenfinancesf.org

INCENTIVE NAME: Corona Department of Water & Power - Solar Partnership Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA215F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $1.22 per watt-AC
Maximum Incentive - Residential:$3,660
Commercial: $30,500
Equipment Requirements - All flat plate PV modules and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's list of approved equipment. A minimum 10 year warranty is required for all systems.
Installation Requirements - Must be grid-connected and installed by appropriately licensed
BUDGET: $2,118,000 over 10 years
WEBSITE: http://www.discovercorona.com/City-Departments/Department-of-Water---Power/Conservation-Main/Solar-Partnership-Rebate-Program.aspx
UTILITIES: City of Corona,

INCENTIVE NAME: SDG&E - California Advanced Homes Incentives
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA220F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Baseline Advanced Home Incentives: $75-$225/kW, $0.43-$1.29/kWh, $1.72-$5.14/Therm (15%-45% above code)
California ENERGY STAR Marketing Support: CAHP provides marketing material valued at up to 10% of baseline project incentive
On-site Photovoltaics: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit for participating in California’s New Solar Homes Partnership program at the tier II level
2013 Code Preparation Bonus: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit that achieves at least 40% above 2008 T-24 code and includes HERS Duct Leakage, Verified Fan Watt Draw, Verified Cooling Coil Airflow, R-30 attic/roof insulation, and R-19 floor over unconditioned space
Maximum Incentive - Base incentives increase until building is 45% above code.

Eligible System Size - Contact SDG&E for details
Installation Requirements - Baseline entry level is 15% more efficient than 2008 Title 24 code with the incentive payments based on the final 2008 T-24 report created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater
WEBSITE: http://sdge.com/documents/california-advanced-homes-program-handbook
UTILITIES: San Diego Gas & Electric Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: SCE - California Advanced Homes Incentives
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA221F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Baseline Advanced Home Incentives: $75-$225/kW, $0.43-$1.29/kWh, $1.72-$5.14/Therm (15%-45% above code)
California ENERGY STAR Marketing Support: CAHP provides marketing material valued at up to 10% of baseline project incentive
On-site Photovoltaics: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit for participating in California’s New Solar Homes Partnership program at the tier II level
2013 Code Preparation Bonus: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit that achieves at least 40% above 2008 T-24 code and includes HERS Duct Leakage, Verified Fan Watt Draw, Verified Cooling Coil Airflow, R-30 attic/roof insulation, and R-19 floor over unconditioned space
Maximum Incentive - Base incentives increase until building is 45% above code.

Eligible System Size - Contact SCE for additional details
Installation Requirements - Baseline entry level is 15% more efficient than 2008 Title 24 code with the incentive payments based on the final 2008 T-24 report created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater
WEBSITE: http://www.sce.com/b-rs/bb/cali-new-homes/california-new-homes-program.htm
UTILITIES: Southern California Edison Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: PG&E - California Advanced Homes Incentives
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA222F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Baseline Advanced Home Incentives: $75-$225/kW, $0.43-$1.29/kWh, $1.72-$5.14/Therm (15%-45% above code)
California ENERGY STAR Marketing Support: CAHP provides marketing material valued at up to 10% of baseline project incentive
On-site Photovoltaics: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit for participating in California’s New Solar Homes Partnership program at the tier II level
2013 Code Preparation Bonus: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit that achieves at least 40% above 2008 T-24 code and includes HERS Duct Leakage, Verified Fan Watt Draw, Verified Cooling Coil Airflow, R-30 attic/roof insulation, and R-19 floor over unconditioned space
Maximum Incentive - Base incentives increase until building is 45% above code.
Eligible System Size - Contact PG&E for additional details
Installation Requirements - Baseline entry level is 15% more efficient than 2008 Title 24 code with the incentive payments based on the final 2008 T-24 report created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater
WEBSITE: http://www.californiaadvancedhomes.com/
UTILITIES: Pacific Gas & Electric Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: Marin Clean Energy - Feed-In Tariff
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Performance-Based Incentive
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA226F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Varies by technology and position in program capacity queue
Terms - 20 years
Eligible System Size - 1 MW or smaller
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Marin Energy Authority
BUDGET: 10 MW of projects
WEBSITE: https://marincleanenergy.info/feed-in-tariff

INCENTIVE NAME: Moreno Valley Electric Utility - Solar Electric Incentive Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA233F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Systems 30 kW or less: $2.00 per W-AC
Systems larger than 30 kW: $0.06 per kWh for 4 years
Maximum Incentive - Residential systems 30 kW or less: $14,000 or 50% of cost, whichever is less
Small commercial systems 30 kW or less: $50,000 or 50% of cost, whichever is less
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size: 1 kW
Maximum system size: 1 MW
Equipment Requirements - System components must be on the CEC's list of eligible equipment.
Panels must be warranted for 25 years, and inverters and labor for 10 years.
Installation Requirements - Systems larger than 30 kW will have Professional Engineers approval before submittal
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Utility
WEBSITE: http://www.moreno-valley.ca.us/resident_services/utilities/solar.shtml
UTILITIES: Moreno Valley, City of,

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Los Angeles - Green Building Retrofit Requirement
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA63R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://eng.lacity.org/projects/sdip/

INCENTIVE NAME: Homebuyer Solar Option and Solar Offset Program
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA64R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.energy.ca.gov/2010-SOPR-1/index.html

INCENTIVE NAME: City of San Diego - Sustainable Building Expedited Permit Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Green Building Incentive
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA235F
DETAILS:
Expedited Permitting Process - Buildings designed to achieve LEED Silver Certification can qualify for expedited permits.
WEBSITE: http://www.sandiego.gov/development-services/industry/incentive/sustainable.shtml

INCENTIVE NAME: LADWP - Net Metering
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Net Metering
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA66R
DETAILS:
Applicable Utilities - LADWP
System Capacity Limit - 1 MW
Aggregate Capacity Limit - No limit specified
Net Excess Generation - Credited to customer's next bill at retail rate.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Customer owns RECs
Meter Aggregation - Not Allowed
BUDGET:
UTILITIES: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power,

INCENTIVE NAME: Los Angeles County - Green Building Program
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA67R
DETAILS:
Residential Code - Permit filed after 1/1/2009: Must by 15% more energy efficient than Title 24 2005 CA Energy Efficiency Standards
Buildings with 5+ units; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED, Green Point Rated, or California Green certified
Commercial Code - Permit filed after 1/1/2009: Must be 15% more energy efficient than Title 24 2005 CA Energy Efficiency Standards
10,000-24,999 sq. ft.; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED certified or equivalent
25,000 sq. ft. or more; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED silver certified or equivalent
High-Rise Building; Permit filed after 1/1/2010: Must be LEED silver certified or equivalent
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://planning.lacounty.gov/green

INCENTIVE NAME: Los Angeles County - LEED for County Buildings
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA68R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://green.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/green/county

INCENTIVE NAME: Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
SOURCE: Ratepayer funds
CODE: CA237F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Incentives may be adjusted based on expected performance. Incentive amounts below are current as of 12/14/12. See program website for current status.
Residential: $1.13/W CEC-AC
Commercial: $0.36/W CEC-AC
Tax-exempt Entities: $1.11/W CEC-AC
Maximum Incentive - Commercial: $90,000
Tax-exempt Entities: $277,500
Eligible System Size - Minimum system size: 1 kW
Maximum system size: 5 MW
Equipment Requirements - System components must be on the CEC's list of eligible equipment.
Systems must include a 10-year warranty to protect against defects andundue degradation of electrical output
Installation Requirements - Systems must be installed by contractors with an active A, B, C-10, or a C-46 license for PV systems, or systems may be self-installed.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Remains with system owner
BUDGET: $4.3 million
WEBSITE: http://www.pacificpowercasolar.com/solar-incentives.html
UTILITIES: PacifiCorp,

INCENTIVE NAME: San Diego County - Design Standards for County Facilities
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA70R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.sdcounty.ca.gov/general_services/Energy/Energy.html

INCENTIVE NAME: Santa Clara County - Zoning Ordinance
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA74R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.sccplanning.org/portal/site/planning/agencychp?path=%2Fv7%2FPlanning%2C%20Office%20of%20%28DEP%29%2FPermits%20%26%20Development%2FZoning%20Ordinance

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Auction Mechanism (RAM)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Other Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA244F
WEBSITE: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Renewables/hot/Renewable+Auction+Mechanism.htm
UTILITIES: Pacific Gas & Electric Co, San Diego Gas & Electric Co, Southern California Edison Co,

INCENTIVE NAME: Santa Clara County - Green Building Policy for County Government Buildings
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Energy Standards for Public Buildings
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA75R
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.sccgov.org/portal/site/osp/agencychp?path=%2Fv7%2FSustainability%2C%20Office%20of%20%28PRG%29%2FGreen%20Building%20Policy

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Palo Alto Utilities - Palo Alto CLEAN (Clean Local Energy Accessible Now)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Performance-Based Incentive
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA248F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $0.165/kWh
Terms - 20 years
Eligible System Size - No minimum or maximum project size
Equipment Requirements - All energy must be delivered to the utility (none may be used on-site)
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Utility
BUDGET: Up to 2 MW of projects for 2013
WEBSITE: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/utl/business/sustainability/clean.asp
UTILITIES: City of Palo Alto,

INCENTIVE NAME: Energy Efficiency Financing for Public Sector Projects
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Loan Program
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA249F
DETAILS:
Maximum Loan - $3 million
Loan Term - 0% - 1% interest rate
Loans must be repaid from energy cost savings within 15 years, including principal and interest
BUDGET: Over $20 million
WEBSITE: http://www.energy.ca.gov/efficiency/financing/index.html

INCENTIVE NAME: Los Angeles County - Commercial PACE
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA251F
WEBSITE: http://lapace.org/

INCENTIVE NAME: Western Riverside Council of Governments - Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) Financing Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA252F
DETAILS:
Terms - Eligible products can be financed for 5, 10, 15, or 20 years, depending on the useful life of the eligible product.
Minimum financing: $5,000
Maximum financing: 10% of the property's value. WRCOG Executive Committee approval is required for any project costs over $200,000.
WEBSITE: http://wrcog.herofinancing.com/

INCENTIVE NAME: Western Riverside Council of Governments - Large Commercial PACE
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA253F
DETAILS:
Terms - Eligible products can be financed for 5, 10, 15, 20, or 25 years, depending on the useful life of the eligible product.
Minimum financing: $5,000
Maximum financing: 15% of the property's value. WRCOG Executive Committee approval is required for any project costs over $1,000,000.
WEBSITE: http://www.herocommercial.com/

INCENTIVE NAME: CaliforniaFIRST
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA256F
DETAILS:
Terms - Minimum financing amount: $50,000
The maximum financing amount is dependent on the property value. Current outstanding debt plus CaliforniaFIRST financing amount must be less than the property value plus the value of the financed projects.
Repayment periods range from 5-20 years, depending on the expected useful life of the financed improvements and the negotiated terms.
WEBSITE: https://californiafirst.org/overview

INCENTIVE NAME: Solar Construction Permitting Standards
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Solar/Wind Permitting Standards
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA76R
BUDGET:

INCENTIVE NAME: Partial Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Agricultural Solar Power Facilities
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Sales Tax Incentive
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA257F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - 100% of the taxes levied by the State. Local and district sales taxes will still apply.
Equipment Requirements - At least half of the electricity produced by the system must be used to power agricultural equipment.
WEBSITE: http://www.boe.ca.gov/sutax/exemptfem.htm

INCENTIVE NAME: California Enterprise Development Authority (Figtree PACE) - Statewide PACE Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: PACE Financing
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA259F
DETAILS:
Terms - Minimum Financing: $5,000
Interest Rate: Up to 7.99%, fixed over useful life of improvements, up to 20 years.
WEBSITE: http://www.figtreecompany.com/

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Lancaster - Mandatory Solar Requirement for New Homes
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA80R
DETAILS:
Residential Code - Specific system size requirements for photovoltaic systems vary according to zone and lot type
BUDGET:

INCENTIVE NAME: City of Sebastopol - Mandatory Solar Requirement for Residential and Commercial Buildings
CATEGORY: Regulatory Policy
TYPE: Building Energy Code
SECTOR: Local
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA81R
DETAILS:
Residential Code - Specific system size requirements for photovoltaic systems vary according building size or energy usage
Commercial Code - Specific system size requirements for photovoltaic systems vary according building size or energy usage
BUDGET:

INCENTIVE NAME: Bear Valley Electric Service - Solar Initiative Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Rebate Program
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA274F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $1.60/Watt
Maximum Incentive - $80,000
Eligible System Size - Minimum: 1 kW
Equipment Requirements - Equipment must carry a warranty of at least 10 years
BUDGET: $1,286,350
WEBSITE: http://bves-solar.com/index.html
UTILITIES: Bear Valley Electric Service,

INCENTIVE NAME: Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff (ReMAT)
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Feed-in Tariff
SECTOR: State
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - Tariff is based on the "Renewable Market Adjusting Tariff"
Eligible System Size - Up to 3 MW
Duration - Customers may enter into 10-, 15- or 20-year contracts
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - Utility
BUDGET:
WEBSITE: http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/feedintariff

INCENTIVE NAME: LADWP - Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Program
CATEGORY: Financial Incentive
TYPE: Feed-in Tariff
SECTOR: Utility
TECHNOLOGY: Solar Photovoltaics,
CODE: CA100F
DETAILS:
Incentive Amount - $0.17/kWh adjusted by a time of delivery multiplier
Base price will step down over time as certain MW goals are met
Maximum Incentive - $0.3825/kWh
Eligible System Size - Up to 20 years
Duration - 30 kW - 3 MW DC
Equipment Requirements - Project must be registered as RPS-compliant with the California Energy Commission
Installation Requirements - Commercial operation must be no later than 18 months following the execution of the contract
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits - LADWP
BUDGET: 100 MW of Projects
WEBSITE: https://www.ladwp.com/fit
UTILITIES: Los Angeles Department of Water & Power,