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SMUD - Non-Residential PV Incentive Program

Savings Category 
Solar Photovoltaics
Maximum Rebate 

$200,000 for up-front incentives at current $0.20/W incentive level.

Program Info
Sector Name 
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

Expected Performance Based Incentive: $0.20/watt CSI-AC; incentive adjusted based on expected performance

SMUD offers cash incentives to commercial, industrial, and non-profit customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Expected Performance Based Incentive (EPBI) available until funds are depleted. 

As of August 2013, the current EPBI is $0.20/W CSI-AC; adjusted based on the expected performance of the system, which is affected by factors such as inverter efficiency, orientation, tilt and shading. When determining the expected performance, factors such as components used, system orientation, and shading will be considered. An incentive calculator can be accessed at

Note that these incentive amounts will end when no more funds are available.

Rebate recipients must comply with SMUD interconnection and net-metering rules and must agree that all environmental and air quality credits (also known as renewable energy credits) resulting from the installation are retained by SMUD. Should customer want to retain the RECs, there will be no incentives paid.  The SMUD PV Incentive Handbook and other documents can be obtained at the following link: