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City of Palo Alto Utilities - Solar Water Heating Program


Description:

Incentive Type:

Utility Rebate Program

Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:

Solar Water Heat

Applicable Sectors:

Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential, New Construction or Retrofit applications are eligible.

Amount:

Residential/Small Commercial: determined by SRCC rated savings and Solar Orientation Factor (SOF)
Large Commercial/Industrial: based on the type of system installed, SRCC rated savings, and SOF

Maximum Incentive:

Residential/Small Commercial: $1,875
Large Commercial/Industrial/Multi-family: $100,000
One contractor can have no more than $150,000 in incentive reservations at any given time.

Equipment Requirements:

Residential/Small Commercial: Systems must be SRCC OG300 rated.
Larger projects: Collectors must be SRCC OG100 rated.
All systems must have a minimum of a 10-year manufacturer’s performance warranty to protect against defects and 15 percent degradation.
All systems must have a minimum 10-year performance warranty to protect the purchaser against more than a 15 percent degradation of system performance over the 10-year period that may occur as a result of faulty installation.
All systems must have a minimum 1-year warranty on installation labor and workmanship not otherwise covered by the manufacturer’s performance warranty.

Installation Requirements:

Systems must be installed by a contractor with an active A, B, c-4, C-36 or C-46 license. Self-installers are not required to be licensed, but must attend a one-day training workshop. Contractors are also required to attend the one-day training workshop.