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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

Important Information

MID Solar PV Rebate Program

Due to the popularity of MID’s solar programs, our budget for solar rebates has been expended for 2014.

The 2015 solar program is currently under review.

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 program handbook.

Incomplete reservation packets will be returned. Please review the Program Requirements before submitting your reservation request.

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

  1. MID Solar Photovoltaic Incentive - 2014 Program Closed

(Peak output of 30 kilowatts (kW) or less)
Rebate incentive for qualified PV systems is currently $0.80 per installed alternating current (AC-CSI) watt per customer account not to exceed 50% of eligible project costs.

  1. MID Performance-Based Incentive (PBI) - 2014 Program Closed
  • (Peak output greater than 30 kW and up to 1,000 kW)
    Incentive based on the actual energy production of the PV system installed.  The incentive is currently $0.09 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar energy produced up to the first five years the PV system is in place not to exceed 50% of eligible project costs.

Other important requirements apply. Please review program details carefully.

Mail all required documentation to:

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

Receive PV rebate Information by mail: call Energy Services: (209) 526-7339

Contact the MID PV Program Coordinator at 526-7455 or
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Suggested reading:

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

Mailing Address
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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