Database of solar incentives in California including solar power rebates available in California and solar tax credits. We have incorporated this incentive and rebate data into our free online estimator below

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State/Region/UtilitySolar/Wind TechnologySolar/Wind Incentive or Rebate Description
US (US)
Applies to: Residential & Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Solar Water Heating
Wind Turbine
Federal Tax Credit (30% of Net Cost at Installation) » link
California (CA)
County: San Francisco
City: San Francisco
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
GoSolarSF: Residential, Basic Incentive ($2k max.) » link
California (CA)
County: San Francisco
City: San Francisco
Applies to: Non-Profit.
Solar Electric (PV)
GoSolarSF Non-Profit Incentive ($1k per kW CEC-AC. $50k max.) » link
California (CA)
County: San Francisco
City: San Francisco
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
GoSolarSF Business Incentive: 1 Meter ($500 per kW CEC-AC. $10k max. per meter. $10k max.) » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Burbank Water and Power
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
Burbank Water & Power - Residential Solar Rebate (RECs to BWP): EPBB < 30 kW (200-270 Azimuth): July 2016 - June 2017 $0.32/watt » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Burbank Water and Power
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Burbank Water & Power - Solar Commercial Rebate (RECs to BWP): EPBB < 30 kW (200-270 Azimuth): July 2016 - June 2017 $0.24/watt » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Palo Alto
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
Palo Alto Solar Water Heating: Residential Gas ($18.59 / Therm = $0.6345/kWh displaced OG300) » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Palo Alto
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
Palo Alto Solar Water Heating: Residential Electric ($0.54 / kWh displaced OG300) » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Palo Alto
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
Palo Alto Solar Water Heating: Non-Residential Gas ($14.53 / Therm = $0.4959/kWh) » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Palo Alto
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
Palo Alto Solar Water Heating: Non-residential Electric ($0.42 / kWh displaced) » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Pasadena
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
Pasadena Water and Power - Solar Power Rebate > 30 kW: Residential PBI $0.096/kWh x 2 years » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Pasadena
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Pasadena Water and Power - Solar Power Rebate > 30 kW: Commercial PBI $0.096/kWh x 2 years » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Pasadena
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Pasadena Water and Power - Solar Power Rebate: Commercial < 30 kW » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Pasadena
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
Pasadena Water and Power - Solar Power Rebate: Residential < 30 kW » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Pasadena
Applies to: Municipal. Non-Profit.
Solar Electric (PV)
Pasadena Water and Power - Solar Power Rebate: Nonprofit < 30 kW » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Redding
Applies to: Residential & Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Redding PV Rebate: $0.50 per watt CEC-AC (10kW max) » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Riverside
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
Riverside Utilities PV Incentive: Residential (July 2016 to July 2017) $0.25/watt CEC-AC (size limited by Net Metering rules) » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Ukiah
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Ukiah Utilities - PV Buy-down Program - Non-residential: FY2017 (to July 2017): $0.28 per watt CEC-AC » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Ukiah
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
Ukiah Utilities - PV Buy-down Program - Residential: FY2017 (to July 2017) $0.28 per Watt CEC-AC » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Vernon
Applies to: Residential & Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Solar Electric Rebate: $1.57/watt-CEC-AC (2016 level) » link
California (CA)
Utility: LADWP (City of Los Angeles)
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
LADWP - Solar Incentive: Residential (2017 Step 10: $0.25 / CEC-Watt: LADWP owns RECs) may be derated » link
California (CA)
Utility: LADWP (City of Los Angeles)
Applies to: Municipal. Non-Profit. Affordable Housing
Solar Electric (PV)
LADWP Solar Incentive: Govt-Nonprofit (2017 Step 9: $0.95/CEC-Watt: LADWP owns RECs) may be derated » link
California (CA)
Utility: LADWP (City of Los Angeles)
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
LADWP Solar Incentive: Non-Residential (2017 Step 9: $0.30/CEC-Watt. $45k max: LADWP owns RECs) may be derated » link
California (CA)
Utility: Merced Irrigation District
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Merced PV Buydown Program: Commercial PV ($0.50 per CEC-watt, $12.5k max) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Merced Irrigation District
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
Merced PV Buydown Program: Residential PV ($0.50 per CEC-watt, $1.5k max) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Pacific Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
PGE Solar Water Heating: Residential ($0.54 /kWh Electric/Propane displaced): Funds limited » link
California (CA)
Utility: Pacific Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
PGE Solar Water Heating: Commercial ($0.42 /kWh Electric/Propane displaced): Funds limited » link
California (CA)
Utility: Pacific Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
PGE Solar Water Heating: Commercial ($20.19 per Therm displaced = $ 0.6891 per kWh) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Pacific Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
PGE Solar Water Heating: Residential ($29.85 /Therm displaced = $1.0188 /kWh) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Sacramento Municipal Util Dist
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
SMUD - Solar Water Heater Rebate (Commercial) $0.14 per Annual kWh saved (Max: 30% of Cost or $50k) » link
California (CA)
Utility: San Diego Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
SDGE Solar Water Heating: Residential ($0.54 /kWh Electric/Propane displaced): Funds limited » link
California (CA)
Utility: San Diego Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
SDGE Solar Water Heating: Residential ($29.85 /Therm displaced = $1.0188 /kWh) » link
California (CA)
Utility: San Diego Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
SDGE Solar Water Heating: Commercial ($0.42 /kWh Electric/Propane displaced) » link
California (CA)
Utility: San Diego Gas & Electric Co
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
SDGE Solar Water Heating: Commercial ($20.19 per Therm displaced = $0.6891 per kWh) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Southern California Edison Co
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
SCE Solar Water Heating: Commercial ($0.42 /kWh Electric/Propane displaced) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Southern California Edison Co
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
SCE Solar Water Heating: Residential ($0.54 /kWh Electric/Propane displaced): Funds limited » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Santa Clara (Silicon Valley Power)
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Silicon Valley Power - Solar PBI Program (> 50kW): $0.06/kWh x 5 yr. » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Santa Clara (Silicon Valley Power)
Applies to: Business
Solar Electric (PV)
Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program (Commercial < 50 kW): $0.45/watt CEC-AC » link
California (CA)
Utility: City of Santa Clara (Silicon Valley Power)
Applies to: Residential
Solar Electric (PV)
Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program (Residential): $1.25/watt- CEC-AC » link
California (CA)
Utility: Sempra - Southern California Gas Co.
Applies to: Residential & Business
Wind Turbine
Self-Generation Incentive Program: Wind $1.02 per Watt (may be derated. if > 30 kW: 50% Up-front, Balance over 5 years) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Sempra - Southern California Gas Co.
Applies to: Residential
Solar Water Heating
SCGas Solar Water Heating Program: Residential ($29.85 /Therm displaced = $1.0185/kWh) » link
California (CA)
Utility: Sempra - Southern California Gas Co.
Applies to: Business
Solar Water Heating
SCGas Solar Water Heating Program: Commercial ($25 per Therm displaced = $0.85304 per kWh) » link