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.
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.
Complaint Against DyoCore, Inc.
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.
- Completed Systems, 1998 to June 30, 2011
Data Showing Approved and Completed Systems After January 1, 2005.
(Updated: October 24, 2011. MS Excel file, 4.66 MB)
Data Showing Completed Systems Before January 1, 2005..
Updated: January 5, 2010. (MS Excel file, 2.4 MB)
- Emerging Renewables Program Systems Verification Report 2004-2005, publication # CEC-300-2005-019. Posted: February 27, 2006 (PDF file, 102 pgs, 669 kb)
- Measured Performance of California Buydown Program Residential PV Systems, 2000-2001, Consultant Report. Posted: November 4, 2004. (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 13 pages, 132 kilobytes)
- System Site Verification Report, June 30, 2002, Consultant Report. Posted: May 7, 2003. (Adobe Acrobat PDF file, 69 pages, 252 kilobytes)
- Amount (MW) of Grid-Connected Solar Photovoltaics (PV) in California, 1981 to 12/31/07
MS Excel Format, data through 12/31/07. (Updated: April 1, 2008, 444 kilobytes)
For assistance regarding the Renewable Energy Program areas, please contact:
Renewable Energy Call Center
Toll Free - 844-421-6229
Outside California - 916-653-0237