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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What is the California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)?

SGIP is a state-run program aimed at promoting the adoption of clean and renewable energy technologies, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage solutions. It provides financial incentives and rebates to incentivize homeowners, businesses, and communities to invest in sustainable energy solutions.

2. How does SGIP work?

SGIP operates through a tiered incentive structure, where incentives decline as program goals are met and technology costs decrease. Participants must apply for incentives through approved Program Administrators and adhere to program guidelines throughout the installation process.

3. What are the eligibility criteria for SGIP?

Eligibility criteria vary depending on factors such as system size, technology specifications, and interconnection requirements. Both residential and commercial properties are eligible for SGIP incentives, with incentive levels based on system size and performance.

4. What is the Equity Resiliency Program?

The Equity Resiliency Program is a special initiative within SGIP aimed at ensuring equitable access to solar and storage solutions for all Californians, regardless of income level or geographic location. It provides additional incentives and support to address disparities in access to clean energy technologies.

5. Who is eligible for the Equity Resiliency Program?

Eligibility for the Equity Resiliency Program may include income thresholds, community status, or participation in specific programs. It is designed to prioritize underserved communities and individuals who may face barriers to accessing clean energy solutions.

6. How can I apply for the Equity Resiliency Program?

Interested individuals or communities can apply for the Equity Resiliency Program through approved Program Administrators or designated organizations. The application process typically involves verifying eligibility, selecting an approved solar and storage provider, and completing the necessary paperwork.

7. What are the benefits of participating in the Equity Resiliency Program?

Participants in the Equity Resiliency Program gain access to solar and storage solutions, which can help increase energy resilience, reduce electricity bills, and contribute to a cleaner environment. The program aims to address energy equity issues and improve access to clean energy technologies.

8. What is a medical baseline and how does it relate to the Equity Resiliency Program?

A medical baseline is an additional allocation of electricity for qualifying households with medical needs. In the context of the Equity Resiliency Program, participants who qualify for medical baselines may be eligible for additional incentives or support to install solar and storage solutions, ensuring uninterrupted power supply for critical medical equipment during outages or emergencies.

9. How does the Equity Resiliency Program support underserved communities?

The Equity Resiliency Program prioritizes underserved communities by providing additional incentives and support to address disparities in access to clean energy technologies. By increasing access to solar and storage solutions, the program aims to improve energy resilience, reduce energy costs, and promote environmental sustainability in these communities.

10. Is there financial assistance available for low-income households through SGIP or the Equity Resiliency Program?

Yes, both SGIP and the Equity Resiliency Program offer financial incentives and support to low-income households to help offset the cost of installing solar and storage solutions. Eligible participants may receive additional incentives or discounts to make clean energy technologies more accessible and affordable.

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