Customers earn cash rebates for every watt of solar energy installed on homes, businesses, farms, schools, and government and non-profit organizations. With the slowing economy, strong new incentives, and innovative financing methods, now may be the perfect time for homeowners to go solar. Learn more about solar energy, acquiring permits, fees and other forms of renewable energy…”as part of the economic stimulus package, the federal government has boosted tax credits to homeowners who install solar – offering credits for up to 30% of the cost. Combined with incentives from the state of California, those subsidies could slash the cost of some systems by 50% or more.” (Source: Flex Your Power)
City of Irvine Solar Facilities
The City of Irvine has maintained a longstanding history as a leader in environmental policies and construction. As such, the City continues to enhance its own facilities with solar. View our City of Irvine Solar Facilities list.
- In March 2011, the Irvine City Council adopted a No-Fee Solar Permit Program to support the emerging solar renewable energy industry in Irvine.
- Learn about how solar power works, the history of solar and issues related to energy efficiency, safety and financing.
- The California Energy Commission’s New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) is part of the comprehensive statewide solar program, known as the California Solar Initiative. The NSHP provides financial incentives and other support to home builders, encouraging the construction of new, energy efficient solar homes that save homeowners money on their electric bills and protect the environment.
- The The DOE SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national initiative to make solar energy cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade. Reducing the installed cost of solar energy systems by about 75% will drive widespread, large-scale adoption of this renewable energy technology and restore U.S. leadership in the global clean energy race.
Solar Water Heaters
Click here for information about solar water heaters (carbon reduced, money saved, and incentives).