Last DSIRE Review: 01/23/2013
||Utility Rebate Program
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
||Commercial, Industrial, Residential, Nonprofit, Schools, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential, Agricultural, Institutional, open to all City of San Marcos electric utility customers
|Amount:||Solar PV: $2.50/W up to $5,000|
Wind: $1.00/W up to $5,000
|Maximum Incentive:||50% of installation cost, up to $5,000|
|Equipment Requirements:||Solar PV systems must be professionally designed and installed, and equipment (inverter and
modules) must be listed by California Solar Initiative. System must be warranted for a minimum of 20 years for solar modules, minimum of 5 years for inverter, and minimum of 1 year for installation. |
Wind systems must be professionally designed and installed, and equipment must have UL
certificate of compliance (UL 6140; UL 1741). System must be warranted for a minimum of 5 years for generator and minimum of 1 year for installation
|Installation Requirements:||System must be professionally designed and installed by a City-approved contractor and must be interconnected to the City's electric distribution system. |
The City of San Marcos offers a Distributed Generation Rebate Program for the installation of grid-tied renewable energy systems. The Distributed Generation Rebate Program is offered on a first-come/first-serve basis and is open to all City of San Marcos electric utility customers with an account in good standing.
Qualifying Solar PV systems are eligible for a $2.50 per Watt (W) rebate up to $5,000. Qualifying Wind Generation systems are eligible for a $1.00 per W rebate up to $5,000. Neither rebate amount can exceed 50% of the system installation costs. Renewable energy systems are required to be warranted for minimum time periods as follows:
- Installation - 1 year
- Wind Generator - 5 years
- PV Modules - 20 years
- Inverter - 5 years
Rebated products must be installed within the San Marcos electric utility service area, and must remain in use at the originating address for the lifetime of the product. Should the system be removed, the customer will be billed a pro-rated amount of the original rebate based on 80% after 1 year, 60% after 2 years, 40% after 3 years, and 20% after 4 years.
Rebate funds are not applicable to used equipment, maintenance agreements, warranties, re-roofing or structural work, batteries, or leases. Contact the City of San Marcos Electric Utility for more information and application forms.