Anaheim Public Utilities - PV Buydown Program

May 27, 2016


Next Solar Rebate Application period will take place May 14, 2015 (8:00am) through May 28, 2015 (5:00pm). Rebate applications will be awarded via lottery if total applications exceeds budget. 

Anaheim Public Utilities offers a rebate to its residential and business customers who install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. For the most recent funding round, the incentive for residential customers is $1.25/watt AC. For commercial installations up to 30 kW, the incentive is $1.10/watt AC. For commercial between 30 kW and 1 MW the incentive is based on actual performance and is $0.11/kWh for first 5 years of production

Incentives are not to exceed historical (most recent complete year) or projected (Title 24) needs of the customer at the site of installation. Incentive levels will decline annually through the end of 2016. To qualify, PV systems must have a minimum capacity of 1,000 watts. To optimize the solar energy installation, residential applicants can participate in the Home Utility Check-Up program offered by Anaheim Public Utilities.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Anaheim Public Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Residential: $1.25/AC-CSI Watt
Commercial (less than 30 kW): $1.10/AC-CSI Watt
Commercial (greater than 30 kW): $0.11/kWh
Eligible System Size: Minimum size of 1 kW. Maximum size 1 MW.
Equipment Requirements: Must have 10-year warranty against breakdown or degradation in electrical performance of more than 10% of the system's rated electrical output. System providers are required to provide a 10-year warranty on modules and a 10-year or better warranty on the inverter.
Installation Requirements: The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active General Contractor A or B, C-10 or C-46 license
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Anaheim Public Utilities


This program has 2 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 1.25 $/W-CEC-AC
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial
Parameters: The system has a minimum of 29.99 kW, The incentive is 1.10 $/W-CEC-AC, The system has a maximum of 30.00 kW, The system has a minimum of 1000.00 kW, The incentive is 0.11 $/kWh (5 years)


Name: Dina Predisik
Organization: Anaheim Public Utilities
Address: City Hall West
Anaheim CA 92805
Phone: (714) 765-4182

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.