'''''Burbank Water and Power (BWP) accepted applications for photovoltaic (PV) rebates from July 1, 2012 through August 31, 2012. Winners were determined through a lottery on September 5, 2012. BWP has funding for $60,000 of residential rebates and $60,000 of commercial rebates for this lottery. Performance-based incentives for systems 30 kW or larger remain suspended at this time. See web site above for more information.'''''
FIGTREE Energy Financing is administering a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program in a number of California cities and counties through a partnership with the Pacific Housing & Finance Agency (PHFA) and the California Enterprise Development Authority (CEDA). PACE programs allow property owners to borrow money for energy improvement projects which are repaid through their property taxes. A number of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies can be financed through FIGTREE's PACE program.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted in October 2011 to create the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Low-Income program for single and multifamily residential properties. The program offers rebates that are substantially higher than ones provided under the [http://www.dsireusa.org/incentives/incentive.cfm?Incentive_Code=CA214F&r... CSI-Thermal General Market Program].
'''''Track 2 was closed in 2011. Track 1 incentives have been fully subscribed for all three program administrators and waitlists have been established. Contact the appropriate program administrator for up to date information on the status of Track 1. '''''
'''Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) have reached their budget limits for residential rebates. Both utilities will continue accepting applications for some time, and will grant new reservations if an approved application drops out. Visit the utility web sites listed below for the most recent program information.'''
The California Solar Initiative (CSI) provides financial incentives for installing solar technologies through a variety of smaller sub-programs. Of the $3.2 billion in total funding for the CSI, $216 million has been set aside for programs to help fund photovoltaic (PV) installations on low-income housing.
'''''Note: This program was modified by AB 2249, signed in September 2012. The bill allows for non-residential solar pool heating to qualify for incentives, and requires program administrators to modify their programs accordingly by July 1, 2013. Residential solar pool heating will continue to be ineligible for incentives. '''''
The CaliforniaFIRST Program is a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing program for non-residential properties. PACE programs allow property owners to finance the installation of energy and water improvements on their buildings and to pay the amount back through their property taxes. CaliforniaFIRST is available to commercial, industrial, agricultural, and multi-family (over 5 units) buildings in one of the 120 participating cities or the unincorporated parts of the 14 participating counties.
'''''Note: The California Energy Commission received $25 million in additional funding for this program in July 2012. The new funding is expected to clear out the queue of applications on the waiting list. Since interest in the program remains high relative to the available funding, the waiting list will remain in place and applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis while funds are available. See website above for the most recent status of this program.'''''
The City of Berkeley has an ordinance requiring certain energy conservation measures to be installed in residential and commercial properties upon the sale of the building or major renovations over $50,000 in valuation.