Turlock Irrigation District - PV Rebate (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Turlock Irrigation District - PV Rebate
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, (Turlock Irrigation District customers)
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Systems smaller than 30 kW (as of 7/3/2014):

Residential: 0.73 per watt AC
Commercial: Fully Subscribed
Systems 30 kW or larger (as of 7/3/2014):
Residential: 0.09/kWh
Commercial: Fully Subscribed
Incentive amount will step down over the life of the program in 10 phases as certain installed MW levels are reached.
See program web site for current incentive level

Eligible System Size Minimum size is 1 kW, maximum size is 1 MW

Equipment Requirements All flat plate PV modules and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's list of approved equipment. Minimum ten-year warranty to the purchaser against breakdown or degradation of output.
Start Date 2006-06-01
Expiration Date 2016-12-31

Installation Requirements Must be grid-connected installed by appropriately licensed California contractor

Maximum Incentive 50% of the total system cost

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Turlock Irrigation District

Program Budget More than $23 Million over 10 years

Program Administrator Turlock Irrigation District
Website http://www.tid.org/for-home/rebates/solar-rebate-program
Date added to DSIRE 2006-06-01
Last DSIRE Review 2014-07-03

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


Note: The Non-Residential Solar Rebate Program is fully subscribed. Applications received will be placed on a waitlist and will only be eligible for a rebate if a pending project is cancelled.

Turlock Irrigation District (TID) offers an incentive program to their customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. In keeping with the terms of the California Solar Initiative, the incentive payment levels will decline over the life of the program in 10 steps as certain MW levels of PV systems are installed within the District. As of July 2014, the residential incentive is on the 8th step at $0.73 per watt AC of installed capacity, and the commercial program is fully subscribed. Residential systems 30 kW or larger will receive a performance-based incentive (PBI) for the actual electricity produced by the system. PBI payments are made monthly for a period of 5 years.

All existing customers will be required to have an energy efficiency audit conducted for their home or business as part of the PV reservation. This audit will be provided by TID.

Consult the program website above for the current rebate level.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Nancy Folly
Department Turlock Irrigation District

Address 333 East Canal Drive
Address 2 P.O. Box 949
Place Turlock, California
Zip/Postal Code 95380
Phone (209) 883-8506

Email njfolly@tid.org
Website http://www.tid.org

  • 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"