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Truckee Donner PUD - Photovoltaic Buy Down Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/07/2013
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Residential
Amount:2013 level: $2.95/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive:2013:
Residential: $8,850
Commercial: $14,750
Eligible System Size:Minimum size: 1 kW
Maximum size: 1 MW
Equipment Requirements:PV equipment must be UL listed and appear on the California Energy Commission's list of eligible modules and inverters. Systems must carry a warranty of at least 10 years.
Installation Requirements:The installer must be a properly licensed California contractor with an active A, B, C-10 or C-46 license.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits:Remains with customer-generator
Program Budget:$1.77 Million over 10 years
Expiration Date:12/31/2016
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As required by Senate Bill 1 of 2006, Truckee Donner PUD incentive levels will step down annually during the 10 year program. For program year 2013 the incentive level is $2.95 per watt AC, adjusted based on expected-performance. 2013 incentives are capped $8,850 for residential systems and $14,750 for commercial. Systems up to 1 MW may be installed, but the rebate will be applied to just the first 3 kW for residential and 5 kW for commercial systems.

  Kathy Neus
Truckee Donner Public Utility District
PV Buy Down Program
PO Box 309
11570 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96160
Phone: (530) 582-3922
Web Site:
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