Turlock Irrigation District - PV Rebate

May 29, 2018


Note: The Non-Residential Solar Rebate Program is fully subscribed. Applications received will be placed on a waitlist and will only be eligible for a rebate if a pending project is cancelled.

Turlock Irrigation District (TID) offers an incentive program to their customers who install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. In keeping with the terms of the California Solar Initiative, the incentive payment levels will decline over the life of the program in 10 steps as certain MW levels of PV systems are installed within the District. As of March 2016, the residential incentive is on the 9th step at $0.57 per watt AC of installed capacity, and the commercial program is fully subscribed. Residential systems 30 kW or larger will receive a performance-based incentive (PBI) for the actual electricity produced by the system. PBI payments are made monthly for a period of 5 years.

All existing customers will be required to have an energy efficiency audit conducted for their home or business as part of the PV reservation. This audit will be provided by TID.

Consult the program website above for the current rebate level.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.tid.org/for-home/rebates/solar-rebate-program
Administrator: Turlock Irrigation District
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Systems smaller than 30 kW (as of 3/11/2016):
Residential: $0.57 per watt AC
Commercial: Fully Subscribed
Systems 30 kW or larger (as of 7/3/2014):
Residential: $0.07/kWh
Commercial: Fully Subscribed
Incentive amount will step down over the life of the program in 10 phases as certain installed MW levels are reached.
See program web site for current incentive level
Maximum Incentive: 50% of the total system cost
Eligible System Size: Minimum size is 1 kW, maximum size is 1 MW
Equipment Requirements: All flat plate PV modules and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's list of approved equipment. Minimum ten-year warranty to the purchaser against breakdown or degradation of output.
Installation Requirements: Must be grid-connected installed by appropriately licensed California contractor
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Turlock Irrigation District


This program has 1 incentives
Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The system has a minimum of 29.99 kW, The incentive is 0.57 $/W


Name: Nancy Folly
Organization: Burbank Water and Power
Address: 333 East Canal Drive
Turlock CA 95380
Phone: (209) 883-8506
Email: njfolly@tid.org

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.