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SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down

Savings Category 
Maximum Rebate 

No maximum limit

Program Info
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

$0.20/watt AC.

Incentive is adjusted based on expected performance. The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or to the installer.

Sacramento Municipal Utility District

SMUD offers an incentive of $0.20 per watt (W) AC to residential customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. Customers do not have to contract directly with SMUD-approved contractors for the purchase and installation of the system, however this is recommended. All systems must be permitted and installed by B, C-10, or C-46 contractors. The incentive will be adjusted based on expected system performance, which is affected by factors such as inverter efficiency, orientation, tilt and shading. An incentive calculator can be accessed at [].

The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or the installer. PV equipment listed on the CEC Approved Equipment list is eligible for incentives: [] and [].

Visit the program web site for more details and the list of participating contractors for residential systems. The SMUD PV Incentive Handbook and other documents can be obtained at the following link: [].