Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, State Government, Fed. Government, Agricultural
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
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

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 and undue degradation of electrical output

Start Date 2011-07-01
Expiration Date 7/1/2015, or until funds are exhausted

Funding Source Ratepayer funds

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.

Maximum Incentive Commercial: 90,000

Tax-exempt Entities: 277,500

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Remains with system owner

Program Budget $4.3 million

Program Administrator Pacific Power
Date added to DSIRE 2011-06-22
Last DSIRE Review 2012-12-14

References DSIRE[1]


Pacific Power is providing rebates to their customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and facilities. These rebates step down over time as key installation targets are met. As of December 14, 2012, the rebate for residential systems is on Step 3, with incentives for $1.13 per watt AC-CEC. The rebate for non-residential systems is on Step 7, with incentives of $0.36 per watt for taxable entities and $1.11 per watt for tax-exempt entities. Customers may elect to install systems up to 5 megawatts (MW) in capacity but will receive a rebate based on a maximum of 250 kilowatts (kW). The full schedule of rebate changes, in addition to all the rules associated with this program are available on the website above.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Solar Incentive Program - Pacific Power

Address 8690 Balboa Ave., Suite 100

Place San Diego, California
Zip/Postal Code 92123
Phone (858) 244-1177



  • 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"