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California Battery Rebates

Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) Rebates

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The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) has received over $1 billion in funding from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). California homeowners who live in a fire zone or who have had certain fire-related events may be eligible for up to $13,200 per home battery in rebates through this fund.

Learn more about the SGIPs Fire Zone Rebate below, or speak with a Photon Brothers expert today and see if you qualify.

Do You Qualify?

The Tesla Powerwall has been selected by CPUC as the home battery system of choice for its new fire zone rebate program. As a Certified Tesla Installer, Photon Brothers is here to assist you during the installation process and even file the rebates of the SGIP program on your behalf.

Any out-of-pocket costs not covered by the SGIP rebate are eligible for the 30% Federal Solar Tax Credit.

Equity Resiliency

This rebate covers close to 100% of the cost of the home battery.

Rebate Rate: $1,000/kilowatt-hour (approximately $13,200 per Powerwall)

To qualify for Equity Resiliency, you must:

  • Live in a tier 2 or tier 3 fire zone or have experienced two or more PSPS events
    • Check the map here to see if your home is in one of these fire zones
    • Check to see if you’ve experienced a PSPS event: PG&E | SCE

One of the following must also be true:

  • Be a Medical Baseline Customer (an example is a CPAP machine or other medical vulnerabilities that require electricity)
  • Meet low-income specifications and also have an electric well pump
  • Have Life Support noted on your utility

Small Residential

The Small Residential rebate is currently on Step 7. Click here to learn the SGIP rebate steps and metrics. This rebate covers a portion of the cost of the home battery.

Rebate Rate: 15¢/watt-hour (approximately $1,900 per Powerwall)

To qualify for Small Residential, you must:

  • Live in a tier 2 or tier 3 fire zone

We Handle the Hard Stuff

Photon Brothers is a Certified Tesla Installer with an in-house rebate team who will process the complicated SGIP application on your behalf. We’ve processed hundreds of successful SGIP rebates and work hard to ensure you receive maximum funding for your batteries. Please note that the funds for this program are limited and occasionally have a waitlist. As more funds become available, applicants on the waitlist are processed.

The Virtual Power Plant

Once your home batteries are installed, we encourage you to opt-in to the Virtual Power Plant which compensates you for returning a portion of your stored energy to the grid during times of extreme stress. You’ll keep the backup power you need, but you can help stabilize the grid when heat waves hit. Homeowners earn $2 for every additional kWh their Powerwall gives to the grid during an event. Learn more about the Virtual Power Plant here.

Do you think you qualify for SGIP rebates?

Contact our team to see if you’re eligible for these funds.