Utility Watchdog in San Diego

Renewable Rebates - California's Emerging Renewables Energy Program Rebates

California Energy Commission (CEC): Emerging Renewables Program. The State's Emerging Renewables program (formerly the Buy Down program) is applicable to Fuel Cells, Solar Panels and Inverters, and Small Wind Turbine installations. The CEC is offering up to $4,500 per kilowatt, or up to 50 percent off your system purchase price (whichever is less), making it more affordable to generate your own electricity using renewable energy. Contact the California Energy Commission's Energy Call Center at 800-555-7794 for more information.

To find rebates see the Emerging Renewables Program Rebates page at the Consumer Energy Center or search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.

If you decide to hire a contractor to upgrade your home, please check their status with the Contractor's State Licensing Board (CSLB) and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). We will update this site with information on installers as it comes available. There are two different contractor licenses that applicable to installing solar hot water systems and solar power systems. The C-10 license is for Electrical Contractors, the C-46 license indicates a Solar Contractor and a C-53 license applies to Swimming Pool Contractors.

CSLB: 800-321-2752 or www.cslb.ca.gov

BBB: 858-496-2131 or www.sandiego.bbb.org


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