Nov 26, 2014

New Energy-efficient Rebates in California

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Here’s some great news for Californians. Local agencies, including California Energy Commission, have developed the Energy Upgrade California program worth $300 million to reduce energy use and utility bills as well as create green jobs in California. Funded by the federal stimulus and utility bill surcharges, homeowners can now receive up to $4,000 in rebates for home improvements in energy-efficiency. From switching to a tankless water heater or upgrading to more energy efficient windows, these rebates will help make improvements more affordable.


Rebates range from $1,000 for basic energy-efficient upgrades to $4,000 for advanced packages. The amount is determined by the utility company and the resulting energy savings.


Energy Upgrade California provides a list of approved contractors and will help you figure out what tax credits and rebates you can utilize. Their streamlined process helps you wade through the information and reduce the confusion.



Ed is a staff writer for Eco Evaluator and part of the environmental research group. He loves living in southern California and enjoys writing, researching, backpacking, camping and cycling. You can also join him on Facebook.


  • Comment Link HOWARD SMALHEISER Sunday, 29 April 2012 00:27 posted by HOWARD SMALHEISER

    I replaced 14 windows and 1 patio door in my home this year but can't find rebates for them. I live in Contra Costa County, Walnut Creek.
    PG&E is my utility company but doesn't seem to have a program for windows this year.
    Can you help?
    Thank you

  • Comment Link Eco Friendly Ed Wednesday, 02 May 2012 08:22 posted by Eco Friendly Ed

    Hi Howard,

    Sorry to hear you having such a hard time. One of my favorite resources for rebate information is a government resource found at This is always a great place to start. If you can't find what you are looking for, then I recommend you call PG&E directly to see if any rate payer rebate4s are available.

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