Posted May 26, 2014 by Gabriel Posternak

California Energy Upgrade Incentives and Rebates

California has a wide experience in promoting clean and renewable energy, to which is now added another great allied: homeowners can get up to $4,500 in financial incentives and rebates, 30% solar tax credit and 50% average savings on energy bills.

But, what is the full extent of the states incentives and what’s the main goal of these programs? Well, let’s see some of the main points so you can learn what you can do and how you can do it:

California’s State Energy Goal

Main goal: reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020. To achieve that main goal, California has the following strategies:

  • Reduce energy consumption in existing homes by 40%.
  • Increase renewable energy in utilities power mix to 33%.
  • Assure that all new homes produce as much energy as they consume (Zero Net Energy).

California’s upgrade incentives

The incentives and rebates that the State gives to the homeowners are partially limited by the city they live in. Beside the huge environmental importance that green home improvements represent, it’s also significant to know that you could save a lot of money by making your home energy efficient.

So, let’s see an example of some of the incentives. You can save up to $4,500 on Energy Upgrades:

  • Energy Upgrade California - Home Upgrade - Existing Home: Up to $3000
  • Energy Efficient Cooling Incentive - Air Conditioners & Fans: $60 - $70 / ton
  • Energy Savings Assistance Program – Weatherization: Free

Check here which incentives are available in your city by introducing your ZIP Code.

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