Emerging Renewables Program

The primary goal of the Energy Commission's Emerging Renewables Program is to develop a self-sustaining market for "emerging" renewable energy technologies in distributed generation applications. The Emerging Renewables Program (formerly called the "Emerging Renewables 'Buydown' Program") was created to stimulate market demand for renewable energy systems that meet certain eligibility requirements by offering rebates to reduce (buy-down) the initial cost of the system to the customer.
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CLOSE OUT OF EMERGING RENEWABLES PROGRAM

In accordance with the changes to law under Senate Bill 1018, the Energy Commission is taking immediate steps to close out the Emerging Renewables Program. To this end, the Energy Commission will no longer accept new rebate reservation applications for systems using small wind turbines or renewable fuel cells. Applications for rebate reservations that were received and approved by the Energy Commission on or before June 27, 2012, were processed and issued rebate reservations. Applications for rebate reservations that were received by the Energy Commission on or after June 28, 2012, will not be processed.

July 11, 2012 - Notice of Close Out of Emerging Renewables Program and Consumer Education Program

Frequently Asked Questions: Close Out of the Emerging Renewables Program


Complaint Against DyoCore, Inc.



Account Activities

Note: The account activities below only cover the Energy Commission's Emerging Renewables Program prior to January 1, 2007. At that time, the solar electricity incentives was taken over by the Public Utilities Commission. Statistics on the CPUC's program can be found on the Go Solar California website on the News Room Statistics Page.




For assistance regarding the Renewable Energy Program areas, please contact:

Renewable Energy Call Center
Toll Free - 844-217-4925
Outside California - 916-653-0237
E-mail: Renewable@energy.ca.gov

Renewable Energy Rebates & Incentives

Renewable Energy Programs

Proceedings

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