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City of Palo Alto Utilities - Solar Water Heating Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Industrial
Residential
Multifamily Residential
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Maximum Rebate 

Single-family residential gas-displacing systems: $2,719
Single-family residential electricity or propane-displacing systems: $1,834

Commercial/Industrial/Multi-family: $100,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility
Administrator 
Center for Sustainable Energy
Website 
http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/utl/residents/sustainablehome/swh.asp
State 
California
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Single-family residential gas-displacing systems: $18.59 per therm displaced
Single-family residential electricity or propane-displacing systems: $$0.54 per kWh displaced

Multi-family and commercial gas-displacing systems: $14.53 per therm displaced
Single-family residential electricity or propane-displacing systems: $$0.42 per kWh displaced

City of Palo Alto Utilities is offering incentives for their residential, commercial and industrial customers to install solar water heating systems on their homes and facilities with a goal of 1,000 new systems in the city by 2020. Incentives are based on the estimated energy savings.  Single-family residential incentives are capped at $2,719 for gas-displacing systems and $1,834 for electricity or propane-displacing systems. Commercial installations are capped at $100,000.