Pasadena Water and Power – Solar Power Installation Rebate

Pasadena Water and Power – Solar Power Installation Rebate;
State: California

  • Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit, Local Government, State Government, Institutional
  • Amount: Systems up to 30 kW have the option of receiving an expected performance based buydown (EPBB) or a performance based incentive (PBI). Systems larger than 30 kW are only eligible for the PBI.
  • EPBB:
  • Residential: $2.40/watt AC
  • Commercial and all PPAs: $1.40/watt AC
  • Non-profits and Government: $2.15/watt AC
  • Income-qualified residential: $4.00/watt
  • PBI:
  • Residential: $0.363/kWh
  • Commercial and all PPAs: $0.212/kWh
  • Non-profit and Government: $0.325/kWh
  • Income-qualified residential: $0.632/kWh
  • PBI is awarded for the first 5 years of the system’s operation.
  • Eligible System Size: Minimum system size: 1 kW
  • Maximum system size: 1,000 kW
  • Equipment Requirements: Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters.
  • Systems must be grid-connected.
  • Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
  • PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
  • Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
  • Installation Requirements: PWP recommends hiring a licensed California solar contractor
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with customer-generator
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Program Manager
Pasadena Water and Power
150 Los Robles Avenue, Ste. 200
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: (626) 744-6970
Web Site: