Pacific Power's FinAnswer Express Program includes incentives and technical assistance for lighting, HVAC and other equipment upgrades that increase energy efficiency and exceed code requirements in commercial and industrial facilities. Both retrofits of existing equipment and new construction projects are eligible. For retrofits, the utility may need to verify existing equipment. Rebates may also be available for custom efficiency projects; interested customers should call Pacific Power for more information.
Pacific Power is providing rebates to their customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and facilities. These rebates step down over time as key installation targets are met. As of December 14, 2011, the rebate for residential systems is on Step 3, with incentives for $1.13 per watt AC-CEC. The rebate for non-residential systems is on Step 5, with incentives of $0.36 per watt for taxable entities and $1.11 per watt for tax-exempt entities.
Pacific Power offers the Home Energy Savings Program for their residential California customers to improve the efficiency of their homes. Incentives are also available for contractors and newly built Energy Star homes that meet specific requirements listed on the program web site. Incentives are available for energy efficient clothes washers, refrigerators, dish washers, water heaters, lighting, evaporative coolers, central AC units, and heating/cooling tune-ups.
California provides a partial exemption of the state's sales and use tax for farm equipment and machinery. The exemption only applies to taxes levied by the State, and not sales and use taxes levied by local governments. Further, the exemption does not apply to the taxes imposed or administered pursuant to sections 6051.2 and 6201.2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the Bradley-Burns Uniform Local Sales and Use Tax Law, the Transactions and Use Tax Law, or section 35 of article XIII of the California Constitution.
Pasadena Water & Power (PWP) offers its electric customers a rebate for photovoltaic (PV) installations, with a goal of helping to fund the installation of 14 megawatts (MW) of solar power by 2017. The rebate amount varies depending on the customer class installing the system and the system's size. Systems up to 30 kilowatts (kW) are eligible for the Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) or can opt for the performance based incentive (PBI). The EPBB provides a one-time lump sum payment after installation and inspection approval based on the system's estimated AC energy output.
Through the Rebates for Multi-Family Properties Program, PG&E offers prescriptive rebates for owners and managers of multi-family properties of two or more units. Boilers, furnaces, clothes washers and water heaters are among the eligible products for rebates. Owners or managers can receive up to $1,500 for certain pieces of equipment and specified measures. All equipment requirements must be met. Contact PG&E for more information on this program or visit the program web site listed above.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers rebates and other incentives to non-residential natural gas customers to increase energy efficiency. Natural gas equipment eligible for incentives under this program include appliances, insulation, boilers, furnaces, water heating equipment, cooking equipment, steam upgrades and custom measures. View the program web site for full details on equipment purchases and equipment requirements.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) offers rebates for residential gas customers who install energy efficient furnaces or water heaters in homes. More information and applications for rebates are available at the program web site and customers can apply for the rebates online through the e-Rebate system. Participating homeowners should review equipment and program requirements on all program application forms to ensure eligibility for rebates. More information on these incentives can be found at the above program web site.