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California Solar Initiative

Our residential goal for the California Solar Initiative (CSI) has been exceeded and the program is now closed. Additional funding will not be allocated to residential projects on the waitlist, and we will not be issuing new residential reservations.

Solar Saving

Installing a solar generating system at home can help you save on your electric bill and reduce your carbon footprint. Learn more about what type of solar system best meets your needs; then find a contractor and bask in the savings.

Photovoltaic (PV) Incentives

Use photovoltaic technology to harness the power of the sun to generate your own electricity and you may qualify for California Solar Initiative rebates on the equipment and installation. You’ll also be eligible for Net Energy Metering, which gives you credit for the electricity generated by your solar system.  It’s easier than you think to get started, and once your system is installed you’ll receive a rebate and bill credits that may make you wonder why you didn’t “go solar” sooner.

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How Incentives Work

Please note: at this time, there are no incentives or rebates available.

In most cases, if rebates for installing a qualifying solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your home are available, they will be based on the expected performance of your new equipment. Rebates are paid in “steps,” which means that as more solar systems are purchased and installed, the amount of available rebate dollars decreases, so apply early to maximize your savings.

Is the Equipment Eligible?

If you are an SCE customer with an unobstructed south- or southwest-facing roof, your home may be a good candidate for a solar generating system. Making your home as energy efficient as possible before you go solar is an essential first step.

Choosing a qualified, licensed solar contractor is key to getting the most productive solar energy system for your home. Typically, the solar contractor will apply for the CSI rebate and Net Energy Metering on your behalf, and arrange for your system to be interconnected to the grid.

Your rebate amount will depend on how much electricity your new system is expected to generate and the CSI “step” level at the time you apply. Rebates decline over time, so the earlier you apply, the more you may be eligible to receive.

Have questions? please see our FAQs.