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Plumas-Sierra REC - PV Rebate Program

Savings Category 
Maximum Rebate 

$6,000 for residential; $12,000 for small commercial, agricultural and non-profit applications; $20,000 for large commercial and industrial applications

Program Info
Program Type 
Utility Rebate Program
Rebate Amount 

2012 rebate level: $2.09/watt (AC)
Incentives will be adjusted based on expected performance.

Plumas-Sierra REC

Plumas-Sierra REC offers an incentive for its customers to install photovoltaic (PV) systems on homes and businesses. Rebates are available for qualifying systems between one kilowatt (kW) and 25 kW; the rebate amount is based on the installed capacity. The rebate level will decreases by 7% annually over the 10-year life of the program. During the 2012 program year, the rebate level is $2.09 per watt. Rebates may be reduced based on expected performance due to shading.

The program is available to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and non-profit members of Plumas-Sierra REC. There are annual incentive caps for each customer class. If the rebate funds in any rate class have not been fully reserved by July 1 of any program year, the remaining rebates will be available to any other member type. Applicable caps based on rate class will still apply.

Residential members must include the "Residential Energy Efficiency Checklist" along with the application. Members may be exempt if the home complies with the 2001 or 2005 CA Title 24 Energy Code. (Submit a copy showing compliance with CF-1R Form, prepared by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner). Commercial members are encouraged to consider contracting for an energy efficiency study prior to PV system installation.

Other Information 

All major system components (panels and inverters) must be listed on the California
Energy Commission’s (CEC) Eligible Equipment List. All systems (PV modules and inverters) must have a minimum 10-year warranty provided in combination by the manufacturer and installer