Colton Public Utilities - PV Rebate Program

June 09, 2011


Due to high participation levels Colton Utilities will not be accepting new applications for this program until the new fiscal year begins on July 1, 2011. At that time, the incentive levels will be on Step 6 as shown above.

Customers of Colton Electric Utility who install a photovoltaic system that is connected to the utility's electric system are eligible for up-front rebates based on expected performance or incentives based on actual production, depending on the size of the system. System size must not exceed the peak load of the facility.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Colton Public Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Systems under 30 kW:
$1.71/W if customer keeps RECs; $2.44/W PTC if utility gets RECs
Systems 30 kW or larger, up to 100 kW:
$0.18/kWh if customer keeps RECs; $0.26/kWh if utility gets RECs (paid for 5 years)
Systems larger than 100 kW:
$0.18/kWh (paid for 5 years)
Maximum Incentive: Up-front incentives: 50% of project costs
Eligible System Size: No size limitations specified
Equipment Requirements: Requires second meter to measure output. 5 year warranty against breakdown or degradation in the electrical performance of more than 10% of the system’s rated output. 5 year or better warranty on the inverter. Must comply with California Energy Commission Standards for PV systems and all applicable national, state and local building and safety codes.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Colton Electric Utility


Name: Gerald M. Katz
Organization: Colton Public Utilities
Address: 150 S. 10th Street
Colton CA 92324
Phone: (909) 370-5561

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.