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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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SDG&E - California Advanced Homes Incentives   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/11/2013
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor
Amount:Baseline Advanced Home Incentives: $75-$225/kW, $0.43-$1.29/kWh, $1.72-$5.14/Therm (15%-45% above code)
California ENERGY STAR Marketing Support: CAHP provides marketing material valued at up to 10% of baseline project incentive
On-site Photovoltaics: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit for participating in California’s New Solar Homes Partnership program at the tier II level
2013 Code Preparation Bonus: Additional $1,000 per single-family unit and $200 per multi-family unit that achieves at least 40% above 2008 T-24 code and includes HERS Duct Leakage, Verified Fan Watt Draw, Verified Cooling Coil Airflow, R-30 attic/roof insulation, and R-19 floor over unconditioned space
Maximum Incentive:Base incentives increase until building is 45% above code.
Eligible System Size:Contact SDG&E for details
Installation Requirements:Baseline entry level is 15% more efficient than 2008 Title 24 code with the incentive payments based on the final 2008 T-24 report created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiner (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater
Start Date:1/1/2010
Expiration Date:12/15/2013
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SDG&E offers an incentive for home builders to build homes which exceed 2008 Title 24 standards by 15%. The program is open to all single-family and multi-family new construction projects. A performance based approach is designed to encourage builders to construct single-family and multi-family dwellings that use at least 15% less energy than Title 24 standards. The incentive payments are based on the final 2008 T-24 reports created and signed by a Certified Energy Plans Examiners (CEPE) and verified by a third party HERS Rater. Incentives increase incrementally as the performance of the structure increases. Bonus incentives for weatherization and solar pv are also available for projects which exceed the basic program standards. For further details on these incentives and additional marketing support, please go to the California Advanced Homes web site.

  Advanced Home Program
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
San Diego, CA
Phone: (866) 631-1744
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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