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Solar for Your Home
Information for Consumers

California's solar incentives are broken into two categories: solar for existing homes and businesses, and solar for brand new construction.


Solar for Existing Homes

picture of solar system on existing home

The program for existing homes is called the California Solar Initiative and is run by the California Public Utilities Commission through California's major investor-owned utilities - Pacific Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric.

Go to the California Solar Initiative Section.

If you don't know your utility company, or if you are a customer of a publicly owned utility, please click here.


Solar for New Homes

picture of solar system on new homes under construction

The program for new homes is run by the California Energy Commission and is called the New Solar Homes Partnership.

If you are looking to buy a new, energy-efficient solar home, please visit the NSHP Communities Section.

If you are a builder/developer or are building your own home, go to the Builders Section.