Redding Electric - Renewable Energy Rebate Program

January 26, 2016


The Earth Advantage Rebate Program was designed to offer rebates to residential and business customers of Redding Electric Utility (REU) for solar PV, solar thermal, and geothermal heat pump systems. As required by state law, PV incentives were scheduled to decline annually.

On December 9, 2010, Redding Electric announced that they have already committed the projected budget for their PV rebates through 2015. At this time the PV rebate program is suspended. Redding Electric will reopen the program if any projects in the queue drop out of the queue.

Rebates are still available for geothermal heat pump. Vertical loop systems can receive rebates of $1,000/ton up to $5,000 for residential customers (commercial customers should contact REU for their project limit). Incentives are subject to available funding, require approval before installation begins, and must offset the customer's electrical load. REU reserves the right to inspect all systems before issuing the rebate.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Redding Electric Utility
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
Incentive Amount: PV: Program is currently closed
Geothermal (Residential): $1,000/ton
Solar Water Heating: 50% of cost up to $1,000 for 1st panel, $500 for 2nd panel, $250 for 3rd panel
Maximum Incentive: Geothermal: $5,000
Eligible System Size: No size restrictions specified
Equipment Requirements: PV: Panels and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's approved list; minimum 10 year system warranty.
Installation Requirements: Solar water heaters must replace electric water heating systems; Pre-approval by REU required


This program has 2 incentives
Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 %, The incentive has a minimum of $1750.00
Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 1000.00 $/ton, The incentive has a minimum of $5000.00


Name: Mike Adams
Organization: Redding Electric Utility
Address: PO Box 496071
Redding CA 96049-6071
Phone: (530) 339-7345

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.