PG&E, SCE and SDG&E- The California Solar Initiative
In 2007 the California Solar Initiative was launched in part to help homeowners who are customers of PG&E, SCE and SDG&E go solar by providing a rebate. The program was designed to lower the rebate levels over time as the industry grew in scale. The program did its job and the cost of solar has significantly declined with increased scale and innovation. Today solar is more affordable than ever in these service territories and saving customers thousands on their utility bills.
All residents of California are eligible for the federal solar tax credit, which reduces the cost of going solar whether you decide to purchase your system or go via a solar lease or ppa.
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power offers solar rebates that are based on the estimated performance of the home solar system. The utility company calculates the estimated production of the system and gives the homeowner a one-time payment for 20 years of production. For more information on the rebate program, see the LADWP solar incentives page.
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District also offers homeowners solar rebates based on expected system performance. See the SMUD website for more information on their solar rebate program.