Silicon Valley Power – Solar Electric Buy Down Program

Silicon Valley Power – Solar Electric Buy Down Program;
State: California

  • Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential
  • Amount: Incentives step down over time as installed capacity goals are met. Check program website for current incentive level.
  • Rebate levels as of 5/24/10:
  • Residential: $3.00/watt AC
  • Commercial (up to 100 kW): $2.25/watt AC
  • Commercial (>100 kW to 1 MW): $0.30/kWh for 5 years
  • Maximum Incentive: Residential: $30,000
  • Eligible System Size: Maximum size: 1 MW
  • Equipment Requirements: Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
  • Minimum 10-year warranty.
  • Installation Requirements: System must be installed by a licensed contractor, unless installed by the SVP customer.
  • Web Site:


Energy Conservation Hotline
Silicon Valley Power
1500 Warburton Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Phone: (408) 244-7283
Fax: (408) 244-2990
Web Site: