April Newsletter – California SGIP Incentives

Self-Generation Incentive Program

The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides rebate incentives to support existing or new emerging distributed energy resources (DER).  This year, SGIP is an integral part of California’s push to galvanize the power and energy market to adopt energy storage. Considering the CPUC has designated 75% of this year’s reserves of almost $400 million for incentivizing implementation of Energy Storage System (EES) projects, 15% of which is further reserved for residential projects, it looks like California is on track to do exactly that.

Beginning April 10, 2017, SGIP will open the online application portal for applicants seeking rebates.  Applications will be accepted for review beginning May 1, 2017. A change in SGIP’s process for 2017 is the implementation of a Rebate Lottery for accepted applicants. Due to projected demand, SGIP will take project reservations over a series of five 10-day program registration openings, called Steps. There is also a Federal incentive for those customers who pair their ESS with Solar PV. By following established criteria regarding storage amounts of solar energy, customers can receive up to 30% of the total cost of their system, including installation fees, as a tax credit.

Every California customer would definitely benefit from this program. We have the latest (and safest) Li-ion battery storage systems available to help California customers take advantage of this program. We also offer a variety of financing options, including a including a “90 Days Same As Cash” for approved customers, and a  “Lease To Own” program with payments based solely on power bill savings. Check out our product page, or contact us if you have any questions.