Plumas-Sierra REC - PV Rebate Program

March 09, 2017


Plumas-Sierra REC offers an incentive for its customers to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes and businesses. Rebates are available for qualifying systems between one kilowatt (kW) and 25 kW; the rebate amount is based on the installed capacity. The rebate level will decreases by 7% annually over the 10-year life of the program. 

The program is available to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and non-profit members of Plumas-Sierra REC. There are annual incentive caps for each customer class. If the rebate funds in any rate class have not been fully reserved by July 1 of any program year, the remaining rebates will be available to any other member type. Applicable caps based on rate class will still apply.

Residential members must include the "Residential Energy Efficiency Checklist" along with the application. Members may be exempt if the home complies with the 2001 or 2005 CA Title 24 Energy Code. (Submit a copy showing compliance with CF-1R Form, prepared by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner). Commercial members are encouraged to consider contracting for an energy efficiency study prior to PV system installation.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Plumas-Sierra REC
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: 2015 rebate level: $1.68/watt (AC)
Incentives will be adjusted based on expected performance.
Maximum Incentive: $6,000 for residential; $12,000 for small commercial, agricultural and non-profit applications; $20,000 for large commercial and industrial applications
Eligible System Size: Maximum capacity: 25 kW (proposals for larger systems may request a variance)
Equipment Requirements: All major system components (panels and inverters) must be listed on the California Energy Commission’s (CEC) Eligible Equipment List. All systems (PV modules and inverters) must have a minimum 10-year warranty provided in combination by the manufacturer and installer
Installation Requirements: Installation contractors must have an active A, B, C-10 license, or C-46 license for PV systems. North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) certification is recommended.


This program has 3 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 1.68 $/W-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $6000.00
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Commercial, Nonprofit, Agricultural
Parameters: The incentive is 1.68 $/W-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $12000.00
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Industrial
Parameters: The incentive is 1.68 $/W-AC, The incentive has a minimum of $20000.00


Name: Jessica Nelson
Organization: Plumas-Sierra REC
Address: 73233 State Route 70
Portola CA 96122-7064
Phone: (530) 832-4261

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.