SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down (California)

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Last modified on December 17, 2014.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 0.20/watt AC.

Incentive is adjusted based on expected performance. The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or to the installer.

Eligible System Size 10 kW

Maximum Incentive 2,000

Program Administrator Sacramento Municipal Utility District

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


SMUD offers an incentive of $0.20 per watt (W) AC to residential customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. All systems must be permitted and installed by B, C-10, or C-46 contractors. The incentive will be adjusted based on expected system performance, which is affected by factors such as inverter efficiency, orientation, tilt and shading. An incentive calculator can be accessed at

The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or the installer. PV equipment listed on the CEC Approved Equipment list is eligible for incentives: and

Visit the program web site for more details.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Brent Sloan
Department Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Address 6301 S Street MS A203
Address 2 PO Box 15830
Place Sacramento, California
Zip/Postal Code 95852-1830
Phone (916) 732-5878


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


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