Does California have a free solar program? California does not have a free solar installation program. No state currently has such a program. Instead, California offers tax incentives and rebates to reduce the cost of installing solar panels. This makes it cheaper to convert to solar energy than in some other states.
Does California offer any incentives for solar? Currently, California offers a statewide net-metering incentive for homeowners with solar panels, but the exact amount of credit you receive varies based on your local utility company.
Will California pay for my solar panels? Federal Solar Tax Credit
Most California residents are eligible to receive the Federal Solar Tax Credit—also known as the Residential Clean Energy Credit. Originally known as the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), it covers up to 30% of the cost of installing a solar panel system.
How does the solar rebate work in California? Though California does not offer a statewide solar tax credit, all residents are eligible for the current federal solar tax credit. The solar tax credit is worth 26% of the value of the system installed and can be claimed on federal tax returns.