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