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Rebates

Financing options

  • Cash
  • A 2nd mortgage loan
  • Loan from a program participating lender or any private lender
  • Home Energy Retrofit Opportunity (HERO) program - Available in certain localities. That list is growing!
One website for nationwide rebates: www.dsireusa.org

Here in Southern California

  • Energy Upgrade California (EUC) for residential or multifamily
  • California Solar Initiative (CSI) PV and Thermal for existing buildings
  • New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) for new homes or gut rehab
  • California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) for new homes or gut rehab
  • Savings by Design for commercial buildings
  • Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs) for home buyers
  • Your utility provider, local city or county often have rebate programs for individual item upgrades like Energy Star appliances

Brief details about programs here in Southern California


Energy Upgrade California (EUC) is for single family residential homeowners and has three paths. You must work with a program approved participating contractor. We will be glad to refer you to an experienced contractor.
  1. Basic Home Upgrade: A point based system for selecting various energy efficiency measures offering from $1,000 to $2,500 in incentives.
  2. Advanced Path Default Option: A system using software energy modeling and default values allowing for less diagnostic tests to select energy efficiency measures and offering up to $4,500 in incentives.
  3. Advanced Path Custom Option: A system using software energy modeling and a full set of diagnostic tests to select energy efficiency measures and offering up to $4,500 in incentives.
Energy Upgrade California Muli Family (EUC MF) is for apartment building owners or condominium owners/HOA containing five or more units. You may select any contractor of your choice, or we can refer you to an experienced contractor. There are two incentive phases.
  1. Assessment incentive: After completing an interest form and being accepted, you must work with an approved participating rater such as ourselves for the initial test in energy assessment. For projects with 1-49 units, the assessment incentive maximum is $5,000, for 50-100, $10,000.
  2. Improvement incentive: The amount per project is determined by the % improvement achieved from the energy efficiency measures installed. 10% = $200 per unit up to 35% = $1,200 per unit.
California Solar Initiative (CSI) is for solar PV and Thermal projects in existing homes and buildings. For the latest information go to www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov.

New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) is for solar PV projects in new homes or gut rebuilds. A certified energy analyst (CEA) must have prepared a Title 24 performance report that shows the house will be 15% or better than standard. This must be verified by a HERS rater such as ourselves to qualify for incentives.

California Advanced Homes Program (CAHP) is for new homes or gut rebuilds. They may, and usually do, or may not include solar. The incentive amount is determined by the percent of improvement achieved from the energy efficiency measures on a sliding scale with kicker bonuses. A certified energy analyst (CEA) must have prepared a Title 24 performance report that shows the house will be 15% or better than standard. This must be verified by a HERS rater such as ourselves to qualify for incentives.
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