Program SMUD - PV Residential Retrofit Buy-Down
Category Financial Incentive
Implementing sector Utility
Last Update
State California
Administrator Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Technologies Solar Photovoltaics
Sectors Residential

SMUD offers an incentive of $300 to residential customers who install grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) systems. All systems must be permitted and installed by B, C-10, or C-46 contractors. The incentive will be adjusted based on expected system performance, which is affected by factors such as inverter efficiency, orientation, tilt and shading. An incentive calculator can be accessed at

The incentive can be paid directly to the customer or the installer. PV equipment listed on the CEC Approved Equipment list is eligible for incentives: and

Visit the program web site for more details. 

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