Truckee Donner PUD - Photovoltaic Buy Down Program

May 29, 2018


As required by Senate Bill 1 of 2006, Truckee Donner PUD incentive levels will step down annually during the 10 year program. For program year 2015 the incentive level is $2.55 per watt AC, adjusted based on expected-performance. 2015 incentives are capped $7,650 for residential systems and $12,750 for commercial. Systems up to 1 MW may be installed, but the rebate will be applied to just the first 3 kW for residential and 5 kW for commercial systems.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Truckee Donner Public Utility District
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: 2013 level: $2.55/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive: 2013:
Residential: $7,650
Commercial: $12,750
Eligible System Size: Minimum size: 1 kW
Maximum size: 1 MW
Equipment Requirements: PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters. Systems must carry a warranty of at least 10 years.
Installation Requirements: The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active A, B, C-10 or C-46 license.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with customer-generator


Name: Kathy Neus
Organization: Truckee Donner Public Utility District
Address: PO Box 309
Truckee CA 96160
Phone: (530) 582-3922

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.