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Modesto Irrigation District - Photovoltaic Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/31/2014
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Agricultural, (All MID Customers)
Amount:Systems >1 kW to 30 kW: $0.80/W AC.
Systems >30 kW to 1 MW: performance-based incentive of $0.09/kWh for 5 years.
Maximum Incentive:50% of total project costs.
Eligible System Size:Minimum size: 1 kW.
Equipment Requirements:Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Warranty Requirements: 10 years for systems, components and labor
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, B, C-10 or C-46 license.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:MID
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Modesto Irrigation District offers a photovoltaic rebate program for all of their electric customers. The peak output capacity of a system must be 1 kW or greater to participate. Systems up to 30 kilowatts (kW) in capacity can receive an up-front capacity-based incentive. Systems greater than 30 kW and up to 1,000 kW (1 MW) can receive a performance-based incentive. The rebate levels will decline over time.

As of January 2014, the capacity-based rebate is $0.80 per installed watt AC, per customer account, not to exceed 50% of total project costs. These rates may be adjusted based on expected performance. As of January 2014, the performance-based incentive is $0.09 per kWh of actual electricity production over a 5-year period. As required by state law, these incentive levels will step down over time. Interested customers should refer to the rebate program packet for complete details.

  Mike Zweifel
PV Program Coordinator
Modesto Irrigation District
1231 11th Street
Modesto, CA 95352
Phone: (209) 526-7455
Fax: (209) 526-7575
Web Site:
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