If you’re a Californian homeowner who is looking into energy storage, chances are you’ve heard of the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). The SGIP rebate is a state incentive for homeowners looking to install a home battery system, either with or without solar. To help strengthen its ongoing efforts in wildfire resiliency, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved an extension of SGIP, which includes a new budget and modified incentive programs totaling over $1.2 billion for those in the fire zones of California.
SGIP offsets most, or in some cases all, of the cost of energy storage projects sited at disadvantaged and low-income residences, as well as medically vulnerable customers, in high fire-threat areas. This helps unlock the ability for these populations to utilize energy storage as a means of having more reliable energy solutions when electricity is shut off during planned and unplanned outages.
Here’s how to qualify:
The savings don’t stop there. If you are planning to marry your energy storage system with a solar PV array, you can capitalize on up to a 26% federal investment tax credit (ITC). If you need additional information on SGIP, contact the Electriq Power team at electriqpower.com/contact.