SMUD - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

February 13, 2019


The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Solar Domestic Hot Water Program provides rebates and/or loan financing to customers who install solar water heating systems. The amount of the rebate depends on how much electricity the system will offset annually:

  • 800 - 1,399 kWh: $500
  • 1,400 - 2,199 kWh: $1,000
  • 2,200 kWh or greater: $1,500

All solar water-heating units must meet standards set by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC), be installed by a SMUD-approved solar contractor, and pass inspection by SMUD representatives.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
Incentive Amount: $500 - $1,500 per system, depending on energy savings
Equipment Requirements: Must meet standards set by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC)
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by a SMUD-approved solar contractor


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Water Heat
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a maximum of 500.00 $/Unit, The incentive has a minimum of $1500.00


Name: Tammy Tabor
Organization: Rebate Processing Center
Address: P.O. Box 15830
Sacramento CA 95852-1830
Phone: (888) 742-7683

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.