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MID Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Incentive Programs

Contact Information

Rebate Questions
Mon. - Fri, 8am to 5pm
(209) 526-7339

Customer Service
Mon. - Fri, 8am to 5pm
(209) 526-7337 or
(888) 335-1643 toll-free

MID Office
1231 11th Street, Modesto
Mon-Fri. 8am - 5pm

Program Availability
as of 03/24/15:
698.242 kW ac csi


Important Information

MID Solar PV Rebate Program

For systems 30 kW or less: Beginning January 1, 2015, all solar projects are subject to an Interconnection Review Fee (See Electric Service Rules - Appendix A).

Only complete application packages will be accepted – see the 2015 MID Solar PV Handbook for details.

Performance-Based Incentive Program (systems greater than 30kW): Due to funding limitations, this program has been suspended.

MID will post and update a solar PV countdown on the website starting at 1,400 kW AC-csi and will reduce as applications are accepted to provide information to customers and contractors to MID solar PV rebate program status.

MID offers incentives to electric customers who purchase and install solar photovoltaic (PV) electricity generating systems on their home or business.

Solar PV systems may also be eligible for federal tax credits which are subject to change (see  MID must approve projects prior to installation.  Customers are required to first complete and submit to MID a PV Rebate Reservation Request Form/Program Contract & required documentation.

Important requirements apply:

Please review the 2015 program handbook.

Incomplete reservation packets will be returned.

MID offers two solar PV incentive programs depending on the size of the PV system installed:

  1. MID Solar Photovoltaic Incentive

(Peak output of 30 kilowatts (kW) or less)
2015 Rebate incentive for qualified PV systems $0.40 per installed alternating current (AC-CSI) watt and limited to 5 kW AC-csi per customer account. Incentive can not to exceed 50% of eligible project costs.

  1. MID Performance-Based Incentive (PBI) - Program Closed
  • (Peak output greater than 30 kW and up to 1,000 kW)

Other important requirements apply. Please review program details carefully.

Mail all required documentation to:

MID Energy Services Department - Solar PV
P.O. Box 4060
Modesto, CA 95352-4060

Contact the Energy Services Department at (209) 526-7339 or
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Modesto Irrigation District
My Solar Estimator will estimate the size and calculate the cost to install a solar energy system for your home or business.

California Energy Commission
Buying a Photovoltaic Solar Electric System: A Consumer's Guide
A Guide To Photovoltaic System Design And Installation
Go Solar California!

U.S. Dept. of Energy
Consumers Guide: Get Your Power From the Sun

Solar Electric Power Association California Senate Bill 1 requires that utility PV incentives are reduced over time.

NOTE: Qualifying PV systems must have a minimum peak capacity of at least 1,000 watts (1 kW) and all systems must be customer owned.  Programs are applicable for existing MID residential, commercial and agricultural electric accounts.  These programs are not applicable to new construction.

PV systems must be installed by licensed California contractors who possess, or employ subcontractors who possess an A, B, C-10 or C-46 license.

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1231 11th Street, Modesto
Mon-Fri. 8am - 5pm

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P.O. Box 4060
Modesto, CA 95352-4060

Customer Service
Mon. - Fri, 8am to 5pm
(209) 526-7337 or
(888) 335-1643 toll-free

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