Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program (California)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 2.80/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance

Eligible System Size Not specified.
Equipment Requirements Systems must carry a minimum 10-year full-system warranty against defective parts, workmanship, or unusual degradation of the system

Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Systems must be grid-connected.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission

Installation Requirements Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors

Installer certification by NABCEP is recommended
Installers must be pre-approved

Maximum Incentive Residential: 8,400

Commercial: 70,000

Program Budget $450,000 per year

Program Administrator Merced Irrigation District

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


Merced Irrigation District (MID) offers its residential, commercial and non-profit customers a rebate for installing solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and offices. The rebate is $2.80 per watt (adjusted based on the expected performance of the system) with a maximum of $8,400 for residential systems and $70,000 for non-residential systems.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Vanessa Lara
Department Merced Irrigation District
Address 744 W. 20th Street
Place Merced, California
Zip/Postal Code 95340
Phone (209) 722-5761 Ext:119


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


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