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Hercules Municipal Utility - PV Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/26/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
Systems up to 10 kW: $2.25/watt AC
Systems larger than 10 kW: $0.17/kWh for 5 years
Maximum Incentive:Systems 10 kW or less: $10,000
Eligible System Size:Maximum size is 250 kW
Equipment Requirements:PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters.
Warranty Requirements: 5 years for systems and components
Installation Requirements:Must be grid-connected, net metered, and installed by a California contractor licensed in accordance with rules and regulations adopted by the State of California Contractors’ Licensing Board, the contractor must possess, or employ subcontractors who possess an A, C-10 or C-46 license.
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Note: This program has been temporarily suspended. Contact the utility for more information.

Hercules Municipal Utility offers a $2.25-per-watt AC rebate (2012 rebate level) to its residential and commercial customers who purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV) systems smaller than 10 kilowatts (kW). Systems 10 kW and larger (up to 250 kW) are eligible for an incentive of $0.17 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) based on the system's actual performance over a period of 5 years.

  Residential Rebate Progam
Hercules Municipal Utility
111 Civic Drive
Hercules, CA 94547
Phone: (510) 799-8295
Phone 2: (510) 799-8200
Fax: (510) 799-2521
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