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SMUD - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

Eligibility 
Residential
Savings Category 
Solar Water Heat
Program Info
Sector Name 
Utility
Administrator 
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Expiration Date 

12/31/2015

State 
California
Program Type 
Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

$500 - $1,500 per system, depending on energy savings

Summary 

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Solar Domestic Hot Water Program provides rebates and/or loan financing to customers who install solar water heating systems. The amount of the rebate depends on how much electricity the system will offset annually:

  • 800 - 1,399 kWh: $500
  • 1,400 - 2,199 kWh: $1,000
  • 2,200 kWh or greater: $1,500

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All solar water-heating units must meet standards set by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC), be installed by a SMUD-approved solar contractor, and pass inspection by SMUD representatives.