Pacific Power - PV Rebate Program

July 02, 2015


Note: This program is scheduled to end on July 1, 2015. 

Pacific Power is providing rebates to their customers who install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and facilities. These rebates step down over time as key installation targets are met.  As of May 2015, the rebate for residential systems is on Step 6, with incentives for $0.47 per watt AC-CEC.  The rebate for non-residential systems is on Step 7, with incentives of $0.36 per watt for taxable entities and $1.11 per watt for tax-exempt entities. Customers may elect to install systems up to 5 megawatts (MW) in capacity but will receive a rebate based on a maximum of 250 kilowatts (kW).  The full schedule of rebate changes, in addition to all the rules associated with this program are available on the website above. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Pacific Power
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Incentives may be adjusted based on expected performance. Incentive amounts below are current as of 05/26/15. See program website for current status.
Residential: $0.47/W CEC-AC
Commercial: $0.36/W CEC-AC
Tax-exempt Entities: $1.11/W CEC-AC
Maximum Incentive: Commercial: $90,000
Tax-exempt Entities: $277,500
Eligible System Size: Minimum system size: 1 kW
Maximum system size: 5 MW
Equipment Requirements: System components must be on the CEC's list of eligible equipment.
Systems must include a 10-year warranty to protect against defects and undue degradation of electrical output
Installation Requirements: Systems must be installed by contractors with an active A, B, C-10, or a C-46 license for PV systems, or systems may be self-installed.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with system owner


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 0.47 $/W-CEC-AC
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural
Parameters: The incentive is 0.36 $/W-CEC-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $90000.00
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Local Government, Nonprofit, Schools, State Government, Federal Government
Parameters: The incentive is 1.11 $/W-CEC-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $277500.00


Name: Solar Incentive Program - Pacific Power
Address: 8690 Balboa Ave., Suite 100
San Diego CA 92123
Phone: (858) 244-1177

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.