Who Can Qualify for a Solar Rebate?

Any BWP residential or commercial electric customer is eligible to apply for program participation. Rebates are designed to offset a portion of the purchase or lease price of solar PV systems. BWP does not recommend equipment or contractors, nor do we design, evaluate, sell, install or remove PV equipment. Solar thermal systems, those that heat water, are not eligible for the program. Below are the requirements you must meet in order to qualify for a rebate.


One Rebate Per Customer

There's a lifetime limit of one solar system rebate per customer. This single rebate will apply to a single solar system installation on a single building tied to a single electrical service panel. Attaching additional panels at a later date will not be eligible for an additional rebate. Use BWP's Incentive Calculator to estimate your rebate. 

Solar Installation Must Meet All Requirements

All solar installations must meet all City of Burbank, CA Energy Commission, and BWP Guidelines and Requirements (permitting, equipment, warranty, signage, etc.) Rebate payment will be made once all the guidelines and requirements have been met and you have received final City of Burbank and BWP inspection and approval.

Incentives Are Calculated Based on System Performance

For solar systems up to and including 30 kilowatts in maximum CEC AC capacity, an estimate of expected system performance is calculated and the rebate determined by the PowerClerk rebate application software. PowerClerk is not for customer use and can only be accessed by a BWP registered solar installer. Installers can get access to Powerclerk by providing a copy of a contract with a rebate participant to BWP.

Solar Panel Orientation

Panels must be oriented between azimuth 200 degrees (compass direction South-South-West) and azimuth 270 degrees (compass direction due West) and tilt 5 degrees to qualify for a rebate. The rebate amount will be calculated based on the proportion of the system that meets these requirements.

Green Attributes or Renewable Energy Credits (RECs)

BWP's solar rebate program requires that participants assign their system's Green Attributes or Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to the City of Burbank.

Energy Efficiency Audit of Building

All customers applying for a solar rebate are required to conduct an energy efficiency audit of the building where the solar system will be installed. A copy of the completed audit recommendations signed by the customer is required for proof of participation.

Burbank Residents

Burbank residents can get a free energy efficiency audit through BWP's Home Improvement Program.

Burbank Businesses

Businesses with less than 250,000 kWh use annually can get a free energy audit through BWP's Business Bucks program.