Public Benefits Fund
Systems less than 10 kW: $0.24/watt AC
Systems 10 kW up to 100 kW: Performance-based incentive; length of contract and $/kWh amount vary based on system size.
Roseville Electric has implemented solar rebate programs in order to meet the three statewide goals in Senate Bill 1: to install 3,000 megawatts (MW) of distributed solar PV by the end of 2016, to establish an industry in which solar energy systems are a viable mainstream option in 10 years, and to place solar energy systems on 50% of new homes within 13 years. Photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 10 kilowatts (kW) are eligible to receive a rebate based on expected performance of $0.24 per watt-AC. The incentive is paid in a single payment once the system is installed, operational, and has met all program requirements. Commercial systems 10kW-100kW receive separate performance based incentives paid quarterly based on actual kilowatt-hours (kWh) produced by the system. The contract lasts 5-10 years and pays $0.019/kWh - $0.039/kWh based on system size (stepping down with SB-1 program phase-out).
Retrofit projects are expected to undergo an Energy Efficiency Audit or Proof of Title 24 compliance within the past 3 years with possible commitment to future efficiency upgrades. New construction projects must meet energy efficiency levels substantially greater than the requirements of Title 24 (Part 6).
Roseville Electric incentives, per SB1 mandate, will decline over the life of the program, with the program’s application process closing by the end of 2016. The incentive is expected to decrease in a series of steps till 2016; the next step will bring the incentive down to $0.24/W. Incentives from other incentive programs (State of California or federally sponsored incentive programs other than tax credits) must be declared at the time of reservation.