Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program

May 29, 2018


Merced Irrigation District (MID) offers its residential, commercial and non-profit customers a rebate for installing solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and offices. For 2015, the rebate is $1.00 per watt (adjusted based on the expected performance of the system) with a maximum of $3,000 for residential systems and $25,000 for non-residential systems.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Merced Irrigation District
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: $1.00/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive: Residential: $3,000
Commercial: $25,000
Eligible System Size: Not specified.
Equipment Requirements: Systems must carry a minimum 10-year full-system warranty against defective parts, workmanship, or unusual degradation of the system
Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Systems must be grid-connected.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
Installation Requirements: Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors
Installer certification by NABCEP is recommended
Installers must be pre-approved


This program has 2 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 1.00 $/W-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $3000.00
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit
Parameters: The incentive is 1.00 $/W-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $25000.00


Name: Vanessa Lara
Address: 744 W. 20th Street
Merced CA 95340
Phone: (209) 722-5761

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.