Redding Electric - Earth Advantage Rebate Program (California)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||Redding Electric - Earth Advantage Rebate Program|
|Incentive Type||Utility Rebate Program|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Amount|| PV: Funding is exhausted through 2015|
Geothermal (Residential): 1,000/ton
|Eligible System Size||No size restrictions specified|
|Equipment Requirements||PV: Panels and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's approved list; minimum 10 year system warranty.|
|Installation Requirements||Solar water heaters must replace electric water heating systems; Pre-approval by REU required|
|Maximum Incentive||Geothermal: 5,000|
|Program Administrator||Redding Electric Utility|
|Date added to DSIRE||2002-03-19|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-07-05|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
The Earth Advantage Rebate Program was designed to offer rebates to residential and business customers of Redding Electric Utility (REU) for solar PV, solar thermal, and geothermal heat pump systems. As required by state law, PV incentives were scheduled to decline annually.
On December 9, 2010, Redding Electric announced that they have already committed the projected budget for their PV rebates through 2015. At this time the PV rebate program is suspended. Redding Electric will reopen the program if any projects in the queue drop out of the queue.
Rebates are still available for geothermal heat pump. Vertical loop systems can receive rebates of $1,000/ton up to $5,000 for residential customers (commercial customers should contact REU for their project limit). Incentives are subject to available funding, require approval before installation begins, and must offset the customer's electrical load. REU reserves the right to inspect all systems before issuing the rebate.
|Contact Name||Matt Madison|
|Department||Redding Electric Utility|
|Address||PO Box 496071|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.