SMUD - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

Last updated: January 24, 2020

Program Overview

Implementing Sector:Utility
Category:Financial Incentive
Incentive Type:Rebate Program
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Administrator:Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:Solar Water Heat


SMUD - Solar Water Heater Rebate Program

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) Solar Domestic Hot Water Program provides rebates and/or loan financing to customers who install solar water heating systems. The amount of the rebate depends on how much electricity the system will offset annually:

800 - 1,399 kWh: $500

1,400 - 2,199 kWh: $1,000

2,200 kWh or greater: $1,500

All solar water-heating units must meet standards set by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC), be installed by a SMUD-approved solar contractor, and pass inspection by SMUD representatives.

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