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Silicon Valley Power - Solar Electric Buy Down Program

Eligibility 
Commercial
Residential
Savings Category 
Solar Photovoltaics
Maximum Rebate 

Residential: $15,000

Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility
Administrator 
Silicon Valley Power
State 
California
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Incentives step down over time as installed capacity goals are met. Check program web site for current incentive level.
Rebate levels as of 5/13/15:
Residential: $1.50/watt AC
Commercial (up to 50 kW): $0.90/watt AC
Commercial (greater than 50 kW, up to 1 MW): $0.12/kWh for 5 years

Summary 

Silicon Valley Power (SVP) offers incentives for the installation of new grid-connected solar electric (photovoltaic, or PV) systems. Incentive levels will step down over the life of the program as certain installed capacity goals are met. As of May 2015, residential SVP customers are eligible for a rebate of $1.50 per watt AC up to $15,000 (10 kilowatts). Commercial SVP customers are eligible for a rebate of $0.90 per watt AC for systems up to 50 kilowatts (kW). Commercial systems greater than 50 kW but smaller than 1 megawatt (MW) are eligible for a performance based incentive of $0.12 per kilowatt hour (kWh). Performance based incentives are paid to the customer quarterly for a period of five years. Please refer to program web site for current incentive rates.

Customers must have received an energy audit by SVP or other approved entity within the last two years to identify all other energy efficiency opportunities in addition to PV.