Los Angeles Solar Incentives
It is my understanding that Los Angeles will soon be decreasing their solar incentives. Why is it that some municipalities and utilities are increasing incentives and others are decreasing?
I am not aware of any increases in incentives. The Public Utilities Commission set up the Utility Rebate to be managed by the Investor Owned Utilities in the State of California. The incentive program set goals for how much solar electricity was installed and with the accomplishment of each goal, a reduction in rebates available were reduced. The program began at $4.50/watt installed. It is now approaching $0.35 per installed watt. It will continue to drop and finally be eliminated. Each Utility ran their own program and PG&E has had greater market penetration of all the Utilities to date. Some municipal utilities have their own rebate programs that the PUC has allowed them to offer their customers and perhaps that is what you are referring to as increased incentives.
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