Redding Electric - Earth Advantage Rebate Program (California)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Redding Electric - Earth Advantage Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount PV: Funding is exhausted through 2015

Geothermal (Residential): 1,000/ton
Solar Water Heating: 50% of cost up to 1,000 for 1st panel, 500 for 2nd panel, 250 for 3rd panel

Eligible System Size No size restrictions specified
Equipment Requirements PV: Panels and inverters must be on the California Energy Commission's approved list; minimum 10 year system warranty.
Start Date 2002-01-01

Installation Requirements Solar water heaters must replace electric water heating systems; Pre-approval by REU required

Maximum Incentive Geothermal: 5,000

Program Administrator Redding Electric Utility

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


The Earth Advantage Rebate Program was designed to offer rebates to residential and business customers of Redding Electric Utility (REU) for solar PV, solar thermal, and geothermal heat pump systems. As required by state law, PV incentives were scheduled to decline annually.

On December 9, 2010, Redding Electric announced that they have already committed the projected budget for their PV rebates through 2015. At this time the PV rebate program is suspended. Redding Electric will reopen the program if any projects in the queue drop out of the queue.

Rebates are still available for geothermal heat pump. Vertical loop systems can receive rebates of $1,000/ton up to $5,000 for residential customers (commercial customers should contact REU for their project limit). Incentives are subject to available funding, require approval before installation begins, and must offset the customer's electrical load. REU reserves the right to inspect all systems before issuing the rebate.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Matt Madison
Department Redding Electric Utility
Address PO Box 496071
Place Redding, California
Zip/Postal Code 96049-6071
Phone (530) 339-7249


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


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