GWP Residential Solar Solutions Program
Program is currently not available, check back again after July 2013.
Thank you for your interest in Glendale Water & Power Solar Solutions Program. The Solar Solutions
program is currently closed to new applications, for any questions please contact GWP at (818) 548-2750.
Cash Incentives to Go Solar
GWP's Solar Solutions Program provides up to $1.86 per watt for installed systems sized 30
KWdc or less that meet program guidelines. Actual incentives on the larger systems will be
paid on a per kWh basis for electricity production over the first five years of system
operation. Systems installed on affordable housing projects will be eligible for even higher
incentives. By law the incentive rates are requires to decline at a rate of 7.0% a year.
Incentive calculation will not exceed 50% of the total costs of the system. Incentive is
calculated based on customer’s 100% historical usage. Paid incentive will not exceed $100,000
per customer per fiscal year.
What are Green Energy Credits?
Renewable Energy certificates (REC's) also know as green certificates, green tags, or
tradable renewable certificates, represent the environmental attributes of the power
produced from renewable energy projects. If you choose to keep the Green Energy
Certificate, your incentive will be less. If you choose the higher incentive,
GWP may keep the Renewable Energy Credits and associated renewable attributes
generated by the PV system for reporting purposes.
- Check out the incentive information page
to determine how much you can expect to save
- Make sure to select components which meet the
requirements of GWP's Solar Incentives program.
- Review our Step-By-Step Guide for Implementing
- Look at our selection of helpful links on solar technology to answer any lingering
- Contact the Solar Solutions Hotline at (818) 548-2750 for any further questions.
Solar PV Standard Plan is Now Available
Two new standard electrical plans are now available for your use, which can save you
time and money. One plan is designed to cover "central inverter" based systems and the
other is designed to cover "microinverter" based systems. These standard electrical
plans are based on the California Solar Permitting Guidebook, and they have been updated
slightly to include additional requirements imposed by the City of Glendale. These standard
plans are available for free, and may be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
Central Inverter (PDF)
Micro Inverter (PDF)
Please note: These standard electrical plans are intended for use on single-family dwellings
for systems up to 10kW in size. Larger residential solar PV systems, commercial solar PV
systems, and installations which deviate from the standard plans will require a specific plan
designed by a licensed electrical engineer. Furthermore, analysis by a licensed civil or
structural engineer may be required to demonstrate the structural adequacy of the building's
roof construction, as determined on a case-by-case basis during plan check.
Helpful Links on Solar
We've put together some of our favorite links regarding solar technology. Use these
links to learn more about solar technology, it's benefits, potential drawbacks,
This program may be modified or terminated without prior notice and is provided
to qualified customers on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds
are no longer available.