Solar Rooftop FAQ
Generating Your Own Energy
Whether you want to find savings or go green in your business, you have options for generating your own energy. From solar power to fuel cell systems, you have the power and the opportunity for incentives to go with it.
Generate Some Options
Energy needs vary depending on climate and the type of business you’re in. Some of our business customers choose to generate their own energy during peak demand when rates are higher. Renewable sources are available for our environmentally conscious customers. Cogeneration, or combined heat and power – is another option to service needs for business customers with high thermal energy.
Self-Generation Incentive Program
If your business or residence is an SCE customer and you are interested in reducing your onsite electrical demand, you can receive a cash incentive from 50 cents to $4.25 per watt for installing your own, qualifying electricity generating equipment under our Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP).
Generating systems under 30 kW were formerly provided incentives under the California Energy Commission's Emerging Renewables Program (ERP). However, ERP has been discontinued and incentives for renewable self-generation units under 30 kW are now provided through the SGIP.
Get Rewarded for Renewables
Net energy metering is how your business’ renewable energy system helps lower your monthly electricity bill. A net energy meter tracks the difference between the electricity you generate through your facility’s solar or other renewable energy source and the electricity you use through SCE. You’ll see a lower energy bill and if you generate more electricity than you use, the excess will flow back to the grid and you’ll receive a bill credit.
Community Renewables Program for Developers
As a developer, you can provide more energy from renewable sources through the Community Renewables Program. Eligible solar projects can range in size from 500 kW to 3 MW.
Forms & Resources
Find out more about business energy generation or submit an application for your business: