Truckee Donner PUD - Photovoltaic Buy Down Program (California)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name Truckee Donner PUD - Photovoltaic Buy Down Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 2013 level: 2.95/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance

Eligible System Size Minimum size: 1 kW

Maximum size: 1 MW

Equipment Requirements PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters. Systems must carry a warranty of at least 10 years.
Expiration Date 2016-12-31

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

Maximum Incentive 2013:

Residential: 8,850
Commercial: 14,750

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits Remains with customer-generator

Program Budget $1.77 Million over 10 years

Program Administrator Truckee Donner Public Utility District

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


As required by Senate Bill 1 of 2006, Truckee Donner PUD incentive levels will step down annually during the 10 year program. For program year 2013 the incentive level is $2.95 per watt AC, adjusted based on expected-performance. 2013 incentives are capped $8,850 for residential systems and $14,750 for commercial. Systems up to 1 MW may be installed, but the rebate will be applied to just the first 3 kW for residential and 5 kW for commercial systems.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Kathy Neus
Department Truckee Donner Public Utility District
Division PV Buy Down Program
Address PO Box 309
Address 2 11570 Donner Pass Road
Place Truckee, California
Zip/Postal Code 96160
Phone (530) 582-3922


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


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