Getting Started The California Solar Initiative offers cash back for installing solar panels at your home or business. California is striving to create megawatts of new solar-generated electricity, moving the state towards a clean energy future. Join the many home and business owners who have earned rebates by installing affordable and efficient solar energy systems. Consumers earn cash rebates for every watt of solar energy installed at their homes or businesses.
How do I qualify?
If you buy electricity from one of California’s three investor-owned utilities (IOUs – Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, or San Diego Gas & Electric), and you have roof or ground space that gets unobstructed sunlight from 11 a.m. to sunset year round, you qualify for cash back incentives through the California Solar Initiative. Customers of municipal utilities also qualify for incentives through their municipal service provider.