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California & Federal Solar Energy Rebates Information


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Solar power energy rebates and incentive programs offered in Southern California fluctuate throughout the year. For the most current information, contact us or visit one of the following sites to view a list of state and federal incentive programs, as well as all applicable regulations.

GoSolarCalifornia.ca.gov
For information on rebates, tax credits, and incentives for solar energy systems in California.

DSIREUSA.org
source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives.


Rebates for solar electric systems in California in large part come from a state mandated Utility company rebate.

The following is a list of rebate sources in Los Angeles.
  • LADWP (Los Angeles Department of Water & Power) Solar Incentive Program
LADWP Solar Rebate Rates
Installation Type Incentive Rates
Residential Step 5 $2.20/kWh
Commercial Step 5 $1.95/kWh
Last updated 7/18/2011
  • SCE (Southern California Edison) California Solar Initiative
SCE Incentive Rates
PSI Incentive Type System Size Incentive Rates (by customer type) Payment Schedule
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) 1 kW to30 kW $1.10/watt - Residential

$0.35/watt - Commercial

$1.10/watt - Government & Non-profits
One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) Over 30 kW to 1,000 kW $0.15/kWh - Residential

$0.05/kWh - Commercial & all PPAs

$0.15/kWh for government & non-profit applicants (host customers)
Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.
Last updated 6/24/2011
PWP Incentive Rates, Effective Feb. 2, 2011 Rebates scheduled to change anytime
PSI Incentive Type System Size Incentive Rates (by customer type) Payment Schedule
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) 1 kW to50 kW $2.00/watt - Residentia

l$1.40/watt - Commercial

$2.15/watt - Government & Non-profits
One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval; based on estimated PV system AC capacity.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) Over 50 kW to 1,000 kW $0.302/kWh - Residential

$0.212/kWh - Commercial & all PPAs

$0.325/kWh for government & non-profit applicants (host customers)
Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.
Last updated 6/24/2011
Azusa Light & Water Solar Rebate
Installation Type System Size Incentive Rates
RECs not retained Less than 30 kW $2.75/W up to 50% of the total cost of the system
RECs retained more than 30 kW $2.25/W up to 50% of the total cost of the system
Last updated 6/24/2011
  • Burbank Water & Power - Residential & Commercial Solar Support Program- A part of Burbank's rebate is on hold until 2013.
BWP Incentive Rates
PSI Incentive Type System Size Incentive Rates (by customer type) Payment Schedule
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) BWP receives RECs 1 kW to30 kW $1.82/watt - Residential

$1.35/watt - Commercial

$1.55/watt - Government & Non-profits
One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval; based on estimated PV system AC capacity.
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) Consumer receives RECs 1 kW to30 kW $1.32/watt - Residential

$1.04/watt - Commercial

$1.55/watt - Government & Non-profits
One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval; based on estimated PV system AC capacity.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) BWP receives RECs Over 30 kW to 1,000 kW $0/kWh - Residential

$0.288/kWh - Commercial & all PPAs


$0.311/kWh for Government & Non-profit
Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) Consumer receives RECs Over 30 kW to 1,000 kW $0.282/kWh - Residential

$0.226/kWh - Commercial & all PPAs


$0.311/kWh for Government & Non-profit
Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.
Last updated 6/24/2011
GWP Solar Rebate Rates
Installation Type System Size Incentive Rates
Residential Less than 30 kW $2.00/W
Commercial More than 30 kW $0.230/kWh
Last updated 6/24/2011

Other Solar Incentives in the LA area include
  • Santa Monica has a building permit fee waiver
  • Net-metering - Californians can take advantage of the fact that they have net-metering solar electric systems, which means any surplus power you create runs the meter backwards.
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