Modesto Irrigation District - Photovoltaic Rebate Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Modesto Irrigation District - Photovoltaic Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, (All MID Customers)
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
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.

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.

Maximum Incentive 50% of total project costs.

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits MID

Program Administrator PV Program Coordinator
Date added to DSIRE 2007-09-11
Last DSIRE Review 2014-01-31

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


Modesto Irrigation District offers a photovoltaic rebate program for all of their electric customers. The peak output capacity of a system must be 1 kW or greater to participate. Systems up to 30 kilowatts (kW) in capacity can receive an up-front capacity-based incentive. Systems greater than 30 kW and up to 1,000 kW (1 MW) can receive a performance-based incentive. The rebate levels will decline over time.

As of January 2014, the capacity-based rebate is $0.80 per installed watt AC, per customer account, not to exceed 50% of total project costs. These rates may be adjusted based on expected performance. As of January 2014, the performance-based incentive is $0.09 per kWh of actual electricity production over a 5-year period. As required by state law, these incentive levels will step down over time. Interested customers should refer to the rebate program packet for complete details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Mike Zweifel
Department PV Program Coordinator
Division Modesto Irrigation District
Address 1231 11th Street

Place Modesto, California
Zip/Postal Code 95352
Phone (209) 526-7455


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency"