Incentives: State

The federal, state and many local governments recognize the benefits, both financially and environmentally of solar hot water installations. To encourage the adoption and installation, all 3 are offering significant saving opportunities.  These incentives are extremely financially attractive, but do carry timelines for their availability in order to encourage property owners to make timely decisions.

California Solar Initiative – Thermal Program
Incentive Type: State Rebate
Eligible Solar Thermal Technologies: Solar Water Heating, Others TBA
Eligible Sectors: Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local/State/Federal Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Customers
: PG&E, SDG&E, SCE
Amount:
Varies Based on SRCC Rated System Performance; Maximum - Residential: $1,875; Commercial: $500,000.
Website:
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Solar/swh.htm

California Solar Initiative – Other Eligible Solar Technologies
Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
Eligible Solar Thermal Technologies:
Electricity-Displacing Solar Space Heating, Solar Cooling & Air Conditioning, Solar Thermal Process Heating, and Solar Thermal Electric
Eligible Sectors:
Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Local/State/Federal Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional
Eligible Customers
: PG&E, SDG&E, SCE
Amount:
Varies by sector and system size
Details:
Electricity-displacing solar thermal technologies include solar forced air heating, solar cooling or air conditioning, and solar thermal process heating. Solar thermal electric technologies include dish sterling, solar through, and concentrating solar plants.
Website:
http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/PUC/energy/Solar/othersolar.htm

California Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems
Incentive Type: Property Tax Incentive
Eligible Solar Thermal Technologies: Solar Water Heating, Solar Space Heating, Solar Thermal Process Heating, Solar Thermal Electric
Eligible Sectors: Residential, Commercial, Industrial
Eligible Customers: California Residents
Amount: 100% of System Value, no maximum
Details: Per section 73 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code, solar energy systems installed until December 31, 2016 cannot add to the property tax assessment.  Solar pool and spa heating systems are not eligible.
Website: http://www.boe.ca.gov

 
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