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Solar Incentive Program Pays Property Owners Up to $2,000 When They Go Solar With Local Incentive Program

Roof mount solar system in Orange County
Roof mount solar system in Orange County

Sullivan Solar Power, a leading Southern California renewable energy company, is administering a countywide solar incentive program that allows property owners to get paid to go solar. The Orange County Solar Program allows property owners in Orange County to own a solar power system for no money out-of-pocket and receive up to $2,000 in cash-back incentives.

A typical homeowner, installing a solar power system with around 6,000 watts of solar capacity, will see their monthly electricity bill reduced from $234 to $185 on average, according to Sullivan Solar Power. In addition to immediate cash-flow savings, and a $2,000 cash-back incentive, the average Fullerton homeowner will receive a Federal tax credit to the tune of $8,000.  

The Orange County Solar Program is modeled whereby early adopters receive the highest incentives. The program is limited to 500 participants, or 1,350,000-watts of solar capacity, whichever occurs first. The county program is structured into three phases, and as milestones are reached, incentive amounts will drop.

·        Phase I: $0.50 per watt up to $2,000

·        Phase II: $0.40 per watt up to $1,500

·        Phase III: $0.30 per watt up to $1,000

“It is anticipated that more than a half a million dollars will be injected into Orange County through cash back incentives,” said Daniel Sullivan, founder and president of Sullivan Solar Power, “The Orange County Solar Program has been implemented to assist the Orange County region in declaring energy independence from foreign fossil fuels and to create a sustainable future for the next generation.”

To inform residents about the newcountywide initiative, a solar program luncheon will take place this Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. in the Fullerton Community Center at 340 W. Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton. For more information about the Orange County Solar Program,  visit www.OCSolarProgram.com

Brainwashed_In_Church March 07, 2014 at 02:09 PM
It takes an average of 17 years to recoup the expense of investing in home solar panels - 23 years if you have a tile or cement roof. Government and utility (SDG&E, SCE) rebates have gotten smaller and smaller over the past five years.
imcjl March 09, 2014 at 12:32 PM
Until the government and utility companies allow homeowners to sell back to the utilities the excess power generated by personal panels beyond our personal consumption needs, this program is a waste of your time and money. In So. Cal (with all the sunny days), if every house and business had panels, most of the need for power purchased by SDGE would go away. But because this is not their business model, will disrupt their supply chain, and is a monopolistic business, this program is nothing more than "feel good" marketing chicanery born from the coupling of politics, activists, and big business. While they let big business sell back to the utilities any excess power from the private business panels, that is not the case with homeowners. Do your homework, ask a ton of questions and follow the money. Bet you come to the same conclusion of not wasting your money on this charade of a program (and even after the lining of your pockets with those wasteful taxpayer funded incentives). Why should you foot the bill invesitng in this BS proposition to "save the planet" from fossil fuels when the utilities have zero interest in putting themselves out of business. Until the government breaks the stranglehold utilities have on citizens (as they did with.AT&T), nothing will change in energy generation. Like the war on drugs, this is nothing more than political theater. Run Forrest, Run.

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