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MID Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Program


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(209) 526-7582

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MID Office
1231 11th Street, Modesto
Mon - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

How to Read Your NEM Bill

NEM 1.0 Bill Example

NEM 2.0 Bill Example

As of December 8, 2020, MID will require solar vendors to use our updated Interconnection Agreement when applying for a solar project. There will be a short grace period for allowing the old form, but we please ask that you move over to the new form as quickly as possible. Any form received after 12/31/20 will not be accepted and you will be asked to submit the new form. To find out how NEM 2.0 works, please view our NEM 2.0 Fact Sheet. For any questions about solar, please contact us via phone or by e-mail ( for a faster response.

MID Solar PV Net Energy Metering Program- 2.0.

Customers can now apply for the NEM 2 program. Details on the NEM 2 program can be found below. Please refer to the Solar PV Interconnection Handbook - NEM 2.0 on application details and procedures. Only complete hard copy application packages will be accepted – no electronic submittals.

Additional solar PV information including applications, service guides, and related forms can be found at in the links below. If you would like to request your usage history for the past 12 months please fill out the Billing History Release Form located below.

For any further questions please contact the MID PV Group at or (209) 526-7582.

MID must approve projects prior to an interconnection.  Please review the solar handbook and solar electric service rules for all program requirements.

Solar PV systems may also be eligible for federal tax credits which are subject to change (see 

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

How to Read Your NEM Bill


Contact the Energy Services Department at (209) 526-7582 or for a faster response e-mail us at:

Suggested reading:

California Energy Commission

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Solar Electric Power Association

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.