Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Last DSIRE Review: 03/06/2013
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
||Commercial, Residential, (Turlock Irrigation District customers)
|Amount:||Systems smaller than 30 kW (as of 3/6/2013):|
Residential: $1.48 per watt AC
Commercial: $0.35 per watt AC; incentives may be adjusted based on expected performance
Systems 30 kW or larger (as of 3/6/2013):
Commercial: $0.04/kWh; payments are made monthly for 5 years
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|
|Program Budget:||More than $23 Million over 10 years |
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 2013, the residential incentive is on the fifth step at $1.48 per watt AC of installed capacity, and the commercial is on the tenth and final step at $0.35 per watt AC for non-residential systems smaller than 30 kW. 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.
Turlock Irrigation District
333 East Canal Drive
P.O. Box 949
Turlock, CA 95380
Phone: (209) 883-8506
Web Site: http://www.tid.org
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