Hercules Municipal Utility - PV Rebate Program

May 19, 2015


Note: This program has been temporarily suspended. Contact the utility for more information.

Hercules Municipal Utility offers a $2.25-per-watt AC rebate (2012 rebate level) to its residential and commercial customers who purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems smaller than 10 kilowatts (kW). Systems 10 kW and larger (up to 250 kW) are eligible for an incentive of $0.17 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) based on the system's actual performance over a period of 5 years.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.ci.hercules.ca.us/index.aspx?page=160
Administrator: Hercules Municipal Utility
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: 2012:
Systems up to 10 kW: $2.25/watt AC
Systems larger than 10 kW: $0.17/kWh for 5 years
Maximum Incentive: Systems 10 kW or less: $10,000
Eligible System Size: Maximum size is 250 kW
Equipment Requirements: PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters.
Warranty Requirements: 5 years for systems and components
Installation Requirements: Must be grid-connected, net metered, and installed by a California contractor licensed in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the State of California Contractors’ Licensing Board, the contractor must possess, or employ subcontractors who possess an A, C-10 or C-46 license.


Name: Residential Rebate Progam
Organization: Hercules Municipal Utility
Address: 111 Civic Drive
Hercules CA 94547
Phone: (510) 799-8295

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.