UPDATED Solar Rebates in Los Angeles County

22 Jan

Rebates for solar electric systems in California in large part come from a state mandated Utility company rebate. While the rebate amount is an ever changing sum, we can tell you who will be giving you your rebate. When you install with California Green Designs we take of the rebate application process for you. Here’s a list of your rebate sources in Los Angeles.

  • LADWP (Los Angeles Department of Water & Power) Solar Incentive Program
LADWP Solar Rebate Rates
Installation Type Incentive Rates
Residential Step 6 $1.62/kWh
Commercial on hold

Last updated 6/5/2012

  • SCE (Southern California Edison) California Solar Initiative
SCE Incentive Rates
PSI Incentive Type System Size Incentive Rates (by customer type) Payment Schedule
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) 1 kW to30 kW $0.35/watt – Residential$0.35/watt – Commercial$1.10/watt – Government & Non-profits One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) Over 30 kW to 1,000 kW $0.05/kWh – Residential$0.05/kWh – Commercial & all PPAs$0.15/kWh for government & non-profit applicants (host customers) Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.

Last updated 6/5/2012

PWP Incentive Rates, Effective Feb. 2, 2011 Rebates scheduled to change anytime
PSI Incentive Type System Size Incentive Rates (by customer type) Payment Schedule
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) 1 kW to50 kW $1.40/watt – Residential$0.85/watt – Commercial$1.60/watt – Government & Non-profits One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval; based on estimated PV system AC capacity.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) Over 50 kW to 1,000 kW $0.212/kWh – Residential$0.129/kWh – Commercial & all PPAs$0.242/kWh for government & non-profit applicants (host customers) Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.

Last updated 6/5/2012

Azusa Light & Water Solar Rebate
Installation Type System Size Incentive Rates
RECs not retained Less than 30 kW $2.35/W up to 50% of the total cost of the system
RECs retained more than 30 kW $1.85/W up to 50% of the total cost of the system

Last updated 6/5/2012

  • Burbank Water & Power – Residential & Commercial Solar Support Program-  Burbank’s rebate is on hold until July 2012
BWP Incentive Rates
PSI Incentive Type System Size Incentive Rates (by customer type) Payment Schedule
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) BWP receives RECs 1 kW to30 kW $1.86/watt – Residential$1.35/watt – Commercial$1.55/watt – Government & Non-profits One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval; based on estimated PV system AC capacity.
Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) Consumer receives RECs 1 kW to30 kW $1.32/watt – Residential$1.04/watt – Commercial$1.55/watt – Government & Non-profits One lump sum payment after installation & inspection approval; based on estimated PV system AC capacity.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) BWP receives RECs Over 30 kW to 1,000 kW $0.464/kWh – Residential$0.288/kWh – Commercial & all PPAs$0.311/kWh for Government & Non-profit Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.
Performance Based Incentive (PBI) Consumer receives RECs Over 30 kW to 1,000 kW $0.282/kWh – Residential$0.226/kWh – Commercial & all PPAs$0.311/kWh for Government & Non-profit Five annual payments for first five years after installation & inspection approval; based on actual metered kWh output.

Last updated 6/5/2012

GWP Solar Rebate Rates
Installation Type System Size Incentive Rates
Residential Less than 30 kW $2.00/W
Commercial More than 30 kW $0.230/kWh

Last updated 6/5/2012

Other Solar Incentives in the LA area include

  • Santa Monica has a building permit fee waiver
  • Net-metering – Californians can take advantage of the fact that they have net-metering solar electric systems, which means any surplus power you create runs the meter backwards.

If you would to have a free solar evaluation and an estimate, please fill out a form on California Green Designs Website. 

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