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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
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

Summary 

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.