Q. Can I apply for SGIP rebates if the project has already been installed and/or interconnected?
A. Yes. You can apply if you have an energy storage project that has already been installed and interconnected in the state of California, and it’s within one of the investor owned utilities. Additionally, the project must also have received permission to operate within the last 12 months from the date of application.
Q. Does Enphase qualify for the 20% CA Manufacturer bonus?
A. No. The current revision of the SGIP states that manufacturing must happen in California. We aren’t aware of any energy storage manufacturers that qualify for this rebate.
Q. Do I need to stay up until 1AM to be the first in line for submitting my applications?
A. No. The program opens on May 1, 2017. Even though the program is set to be first-come-first-served, as long as you submit your application on opening day, you have the same chance as anyone else of getting a rebate reservation.
Q. Can I reserve a SGIP rebate for one project, and then change the reservation to another project later on?
A. No. Unfortunately there is no swapping reservations.
Q. Do I need to pay a reservation fee to reserve a SGIP rebate?
A. Yes. Currently 5% of the rebate amount is needed.