Find out about clean energy incentives and additional programs

A clean energy system has many benefits, including saving money. There are several PG&E and other incentive programs. Each program is specific to the renewable energy technology you plan to install and has its own eligibility rules.

We can also help you find a contractor who will help you to understand the incentives and which program is right for your needs. Visit Find a Contractor.


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Solar panels

Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH)
The SOMAH program provides financial incentives for installing photovoltaic (PV) energy systems on multifamily affordable housing. To learn more, visit the SOMAH website.

Solar water heating

California Solar Initiative (CSI) thermal program
The final date to submit new solar water heating applications to the CSI-Thermal program was July 31, 2020. Remaining applications must be completed and receive incentive payment(s) before the program closes on October 31, 2024.

Wind, fuel cell and other clean energy

Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
Install alternative energy technologies in your business to receive an incentive. Some examples include wind, battery storage, fuel cells, and combined heat and power systems. These can be coupled with a solar energy system. To learn more about this PG&E program, visit Self-Generation Incentive Program. To learn more about the battery storage technology and evaluate if it’s right for your business, visit Battery Storage for Commercial Customers.

Additional incentives

Note: Incentive program applications are typically completed by your contractor. If you receive incentives, your contractor may discount your up-front costs with your incentive amount for immediate savings.

Additional programs

The following clean technology programs do not offer incentives but may help customers save on their bills. Your contractor will also be able to help you understand which program is right for you.

Battery storage

Battery storage is a way to optimize energy by storing power now to use later. Find out if storage is right for you and learn how to get started.

Visit Battery Storage for Commercial Customers

Net Energy Metering Aggregation Program

The PG&E Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEMA) program may be a good option for businesses looking to utilize a renewable energy system to serve the load of multiple meters on the same property, or on adjacent or contiguous properties.

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Virtual Net Energy Metering Program

The PG&E Virtual Net Energy Metering (NEMV) program allows an individually metered multi-unit property to use the output from a renewable generator (e.g., solar panels) account to offer bill savings to common area meters.

Visit Virtual Net Energy Metering Overview