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Merced Irrigation District - PV Buydown Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 01/02/2013
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Residential, Nonprofit
Amount:$2.80/W AC, adjusted based on expected performance
Maximum Incentive:Residential: $8,400
Commercial: $70,000
Eligible System Size:Not specified.
Equipment Requirements:Systems must carry a minimum 10-year full-system warranty against defective parts, workmanship, or unusual degradation of the system
Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
Systems must be grid-connected.
PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
Installation Requirements:Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors
Installer certification by NABCEP is recommended
Installers must be pre-approved
Program Budget:$450,000 per year
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Merced Irrigation District (MID) offers its residential, commercial and non-profit customers a rebate for installing solar electric photovoltaic (PV) systems on their homes and offices. The rebate is $2.80 per watt (adjusted based on the expected performance of the system) with a maximum of $8,400 for residential systems and $70,000 for non-residential systems.

  Vanessa Lara
Merced Irrigation District
744 W. 20th Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (209) 722-5761 Ext.119
Fax: (209) 726-7010
Web Site:
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