City of Santa Monica - Solar Santa Monica (California)

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Last modified on August 11, 2011.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name City of Santa Monica - Solar Santa Monica
Incentive Type Local Loan Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Central Air conditioners, Clothes Washers, Custom/Others pending approval, Dishwasher, Doors, Duct/Air sealing, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Lighting, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Windows, Photovoltaics, Solar Water Heat
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Program Administrator City of Santa Monica

References DSIRE[1]


Santa Monica has designed the Solar Santa Monica program to make it easier for homeowners and local businesses to improve the efficiency of their buildings and install solar energy systems. Through the Solar Santa Monica program, homes and businesses will first have a trained member of the Solar Santa Monica team conduct an on-site energy assessment to see how the home or business can save energy in the most cost effective way. This assessment includes a cost-benefit analysis of potential energy-saving measures. The homeowner can then decide which energy improvements they want to make, and Solar Santa Monica will put them in touch with one of their preferred providers to make the improvements.

After all of the desired energy improvements have been addressed, the provider will provide a bid to the homeowner for a solar installation. If the homeowner decides to go forward with a solar installation, Solar Santa Monica will direct them to one of their preferred lending institutions to provide financing for the installation. A down payment may be required, but will not exceed $1,000.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Susan Munves
Department City of Santa Monica
Address 1212 5th Street
Address 2 First Floor
Place Santa Monica, California
Zip/Postal Code 90401-3126
Phone (310) 458-8229


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


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"