- Financial incentives
- It’s easy
- Streamlined application process
- Fight climate change
- Solar is good for the environment
The Sacramento Municipal Utility Department (SMUD) offers financial incentives to make going solar more affordable.
Their declining 10-step solar rebate program will let you recoup a portion of your costs. Additionally, SMUD will pay you if you generate more electricity than you use - thanks to net metering laws.
Contact local solar installers to see how much money you will save.
Sacramento has streamlined the review process for new solar projects, making inspections and permitting much easier.
Overhauls of the fee system also mean customers can save up to 77% on permitting costs.
Fight climate change
CO2 and other greenhouse gases created by burning fossil fuels greatly contribute to climate change. Recently released statistics show Sacramento emitted 4.1 million metric tons of CO2 in 2005.
Sacramento hopes to lower those emissions in the future, but needs more residents to install solar panels to meet their goals. Generating electricity from solar doesn’t hurt the environment, giving you the opportunity to combat climate change in California.