Solar Energy Incentives.

PASO ROBLES SPECIAL: Homeowners with a Paso Robles address who sign a contract for a solar PV system between 05-01-2018 and 05-31-2018, using Solarponics standard stock panels will receive two free solar PV panels with their solar energy install. Minimum installation size is 10 panels, or 2.9 kW (ex: 10 panel system, two of those 10 are free panels). Two free panel discount is deducted after system is sized and designed to the appropirate size for the home and homeowner savings. Installation must be at the homeowners primary residence with a Paso Robles address. The two free panels will be installed as part of the system.  Not valid on current proposals. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Two-free panel offer must me approved at time of contract signing. Does not affect a homeowner’s eligibility for the 30% federal tax credit. Solarponics pays the sales tax on the two free panels. No cash equivalent or substitutions. PROGRAM DATES- 05-01-18 thru 05-31-18. Offer expires 05-31-2018.

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For solar customers

For a limited time, homeowners who install battery storage are eligible for a state rebate of up to 40%, in addition to the 30% federal tax credit (when installed with solar electric). Example: Tesla Powerwall costs about $12,500 to purchase the equipment and install. Rebates and tax credits reduce the final out of pocket cost to around $5,500, saving over $7,000. Rebates are running out fast, and are NOT guaranteed. Call today for current rebate status. Battery storage rebates are administered by the CSelf-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). REbates are tiered, and reduce as available funding for the program is depleated.

Consult your tax proressional regarding rebates and tax credits.

SPRING FLING Special: San Luis Obispo County homeowners are eligible for 5% off the first renewable energy system purchased from Solarponics, and 10% off THE SECOND system purchased. The two systems must be purchased and installed at the same time. When two systems are purchased together that qualify for the 5% and 10% discount, THE FIRST SYSTEM is defined as the most expensive of two systems purchased. No other offers or discounts apply. 5% off and 10% off offer does not affect investment tax credit eligibility. 5% or 10% discount DOES NOT apply to proposals already presented. Eligible systems include new proposals and installs of the following systems: solar electric, solar water heating, hybrid water heating, heat pump pool heating, solar pool heating, pool salt water chlorinators, variable speed pool pumps, home battery, Level 2 EV chargers, wind energy, water re-circulation pumps, radiant heating and cooling systems. OFFER EXPIRES 04-30-2018. 5% discount applies to panels in stock. Custom orders do not qualify. Premium panels excluded.

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What is the ITC?

The solar energy Investment Tax Credit is a 30% dollar-for-dollar federal tax credit for solar energy system install on residential or commercial properties that congress extended thru 2020.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? 220,000 new solar jobs by 2020. A cut in emissions by 100 million metric tons. $133 billion in new, private-sector investments in the US economy. For the central coast, 100’s of new solar jobs, 20-year potential homeowner savings of over $2 billion.

Consult your tax proressional regarding rebates and tax credits.
But don’t wait. every month you postpone adding solar energy to your home or business, you are throwing away good money that you could have invested in renewable energy.

Call Solarponics today for your free solar quote. (805) 466-5595.

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What is NEM 2.0?

California regulators voted to change Net Energy Metering regulations for solar energy customers of SCE, PG&E and SDG&E. The new proposal, referred to as NEM2, will add new interconnection costs and impose minimum bill requirements. If you installed solar under the NEM 1.0 rules, you are grandfathered in to that agreement for 20 years.


• All customers who install a solar energy system after July 1, 2016, are under NEM 2 rules. Solar customers will pay a fee called “non-bypassable charges”. This is a fee for being connected to the grid and using the legacy infrastructure. The fee is about $12/month. NEM 2 customers also pay a one-time solar energy connection fee of about $275 at time of inter-connection.

• All solar customers will be required to be on a TOU (Time of Use) schedule.

• During the day, solar customers “sell” excess power generation that they do not immediately use on site to the utility company, and are credited for the kW sent into the grid at the retail rate at the time the excess energy is delivered. Homeowners then “buy” back power they need from the grid at retail rates when their solar array is not producing, such as at night.

CALL TODAY to discuss NEM 2.0 in more detail, and how solar can benefit your lifestyle. (805) 466-5595.

Buy a new energy-star appliance at Idler’s valued at $500 or more, then sign and install a solar PV energy system with Solarponics, and be eligible to receive a $500 cash rebate. Must have an Idler’s appliance sales receipt dated within three months of solar PV system contract signing (before or after). Solar electrtic system must be installed in our service area. Cannot be combined with any other rebate/incentive or offer. $500 cash rebate is paid after final solar energy system payment is made. Homeowner may receive a 1099 form and may be responsible for income taxes on the rebate. Consult with your tax attorney. Expires 12-31-2018.

Ask for Jarod, at Idler’s. He’ll take care of you. Or visit Idlers Home Store

SCE solar water heating rebate


Homeowners who install a solar water heating system are still eligible for the 30% federal tax credit as well as a state rebate of up to $1,500 per install.

The SCE residential solar water heating program has expired.

updated 03-12-17

California still offers rebates for commercial pool projects, such as hotel pools.

Learn more about California Commercial Water Heating Rebates,

or call to speak with a Solarponics energy analyst. (805) 466-5595.

As part of the CSI (California Solar Initiative) Thermal Program, homeowners are eligible for a federal income tax credit of 30% and a state rebate averaging $1,500 on a solar water heating system.

Call to speak with a Solarponics energy analyst. (805) 466-5595

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