California Home Battery Rebate Explained

California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) is one of the best incentives for home owners to invest in a storage battery for their home. These batteries are great because they can store electricity when it’s cheap to use from the grid and dispense electricity during peak hours so you aren’t paying high rates during the evening time. Obviously it’s also great if there’s a blackout since it will support your electrical needs for a certain amount of time depending on how big your battery is and how much electricity you use. With this rebate you can get as much as $250 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) when you install a home battery. Also, you can use the 30% Federal Tax Credit to pay for it so when you add all of these incentives more than half of the costs of installing a home battery are taken care of! This incentive will be reduced over time however so it pays to be an “early adopter.”

You can check here to see the real time status of the incentive.