Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program (California)

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Summary

Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Incentives step down over time as installed capacity goals are met. Check program web site for current incentive level.
Rebate levels as of 9/20/12:

Residential: 2.00/watt AC
Commercial (up to 100 kW): 1.10/watt AC
Commercial (>100 kW to 1 MW): 0.15/kWh for 5 years
Commercial (>100 kW to 1 MW): 0.15/kWh for 5 years





Eligible System Size Maximum size: 1 MW

Equipment Requirements Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters

Minimum 10-year warranty.






Installation Requirements System must be installed by a licensed contractor, unless installed by the SVP customer.


Maximum Incentive Residential: 20,000
Residential: 20,000










Program Administrator Silicon Valley Power
Website https://siliconvalleypower.com/index.aspx?page=1954
Date added to DSIRE 2000-01-01
Last DSIRE Review 2012-09-20



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


Summary

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) offers incentives for the installation of new grid-connected solar electric (photovoltaic, or PV) systems. Incentive levels will step down over the life of the program as certain installed capacity goals are met. As of September 2012, residential SVP customers are eligible for a rebate of $2.00 per watt AC up to $20,000 (10 kilowatts). Commercial SVP customers are eligible for a rebate of $1.10 per watt AC for systems up to 100 kilowatts (kW). Commercial systems greater than 100 kW but smaller than 1 megawatt (MW) are eligible for a performance based incentive of $0.15 per kilowatt hour (kWh). Performance based incentives are paid to the customer quarterly for a period of five years. Please refer to program web site for current incentive rates.

Customers must have received an energy audit by SVP or other approved entity within the last two years to identify all other energy efficiency opportunities in addition to PV.


Incentive Contact

Contact Name Energy Conservation Hotline
Department Silicon Valley Power

Address 1500 Warburton Avenue

Place Santa Clara, California
Zip/Postal Code 95050
Phone (408) 244-7283


Email cutcosts@siliconvalleypower.com
Website http://www.siliconvalleypower.com
     
     


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

References

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