Anaheim Public Utilities - PV Buydown Program (California)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Anaheim Public Utilities - PV Buydown Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount Program is currently closed. Rebate reservation period will reopen in January 2014.

Eligible System Size Minimum size of 1 kW. Maximum size 1 MW.
Equipment Requirements Must have 10-year warranty against breakdown or degradation in electrical performance of more than 10% of the system's rated electrical output. System providers are required to provide a 10-year warranty on modules and a 10-year or better warranty on the inverter.

Installation Requirements The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active General Contractor A or B, C-10 or C-46 license

Maximum Incentive The incentives are based on the customer's most recent 12-month electricity usage.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Anaheim Public Utilities

Program Administrator Anaheim Public Utilities

References DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency[1]


This Program is currently closed. Rebate reservation period will reopen in January 2014. The summary below describes the program as it existed for Fiscal Year 2012 - 2013. See the web site above for more information.

Anaheim Public Utilities offers a rebate to its residential and business customers who install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system. For fiscal year 2012-2013 (July 1 - June 30) the incentive for residential customers was $2.60/watt AC. For commercial installations up to 30 kW, the incentive was $1.82/watt AC. For commercial between 30 kW and 1 MW the incentive is based on actual performance and is $0.27/kWh for first 5 years of production

Incentives are not to exceed historical (most recent complete year) or projected (Title 24) needs of the customer at the site of installation. Incentive levels will decline annually through the end of 2016. To qualify, PV systems must have a minimum capacity of 1,000 watts. To optimize the solar energy installation, residential applicants can participate in the Home Utility Check-Up program offered by Anaheim Public Utilities.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Dina Predisik
Department Anaheim Public Utilities
Division Anaheim Advantage
Address City Hall West
Address 2 201 S. Anaheim Blvd., Suite 801
Place Anaheim, California
Zip/Postal Code 92805
Phone (714) 765-4182


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


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