Top 21 Energy Efficient Window Rebates in California

By May 20, 2016 August 26th, 2020 Commercial, News, Residential

Are you looking for incentive and rebate programs that can help you finance an investment in window film to make your windows more energy efficient?

 UPDATE July 5, 2017: Utility companies change incentives often. We try to keep this page current, but if a link is broken or the incentive changes, please see the utility’s main webpage for up to the minute details. Thanks for visiting us!

The following list provides an overview of California utility and state programs that help finance improvements in window energy efficiency for home and business owners. The following window rebates can help lower the costs of your window film installation. The links below will take you directly to the appropriate websites and application forms where available.

At Campbell Window Film, we are happy to educate you on the cost savings opportunities associated with installing window film in your home or business.

 

  • Anaheim Public Utilities

Home Incentives Program – $1/sf rebate (up to $100) for ENERGY STAR Windows. Replacement only.

 

  • City of Azusa

Home Weatherization Rebates – $1/sf rebate (up to $250) for ENERGY STAR windows. Replacement only $0.25/sf rebate for solar film, $0.25/sf rebate for shade screens, $175/each for ENERGY STAR skylights/lightubes.

https://www.ci.azusa.ca.us/index.asp?NID=526

 

  • Burbank Water and Power

Home Rewards Rebate Program

$2/sf rebate for ENERGY STAR windows if purchased in Burbank or $1/sf if purchased out of Burbank. Replacement only.

https://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/incentives-for-residents/residential-rebates-home-rewards

Burbank Commercial Rebates

Most business retrofit projects will fall into the categories listed above. For projects that meet BWP’s Business Rebate criteria but don’t fall neatly into one of the categories, BWP will pay $0.05 per kilowatt-hour saved over a one year period.

https://www.burbankwaterandpower.com/index.php/incentives-for-businesses/bwps-businessbucks-program

 

  • EGIA

GEOSmart Residential Financing Program – Low-interest loan from $1,000 to $25,000 for home improvements including ENERGY STAR windows and window treatments (tinting, shading, shutters, awnings).

https://www.egia.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=653

 

  • SCE (Souhern California Edison)

Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) Assistance Program (Now Available)

If you own a single-family home and want to increase efficiency while reducing costs, you may qualify for the Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) Program (formerly referred to as the Single Family Loan Program).

SCE Home Rebates

SCE Commercial Rebates

Although not added to SCE’s site at the date of this post revision (July 5 2017), an announcement was made that the window film rebate is now reinstated for commercial buildings at the following rates: $0.08 per kWh saved and $150 per kW peak demand.

SCE Custom Solutions for Business

 

  • Imperial Irrigation District

Residential Energy Assistance Program (REAP)
IID’s Residential Energy Assistance Program (REAP) was designed to provide customers with a discounted rate on their electric bills. If you meet the income-qualifying guidelines, IID offers you a 20 percent discount on your bill.

 

  • City of Lodi Electric Utility

Residential Rebate Program – $0.50/sf rebate for windows film. Film must be place over single pane clear glass windows. $0.50/sf rebate for qualifying shade screens.

 

  • Los Angeles County

Residential PACE Financing – Any upgrade permanently fixed to the property that is proven to save energy will be considered, including windows.

Commercial PACE Financing – Any upgrade permanently fixed to the property that is proven to save energy will be considered, including windows.

 

  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

Residential Rebate Program – $2/sf rebate for dual pane ENERGY STAR windows installed in an air conditioned space.

LADWP for Homes

Commercial rebates for window film are available under the ‘envelope’ category at $0.25 kWh saved with a 75% project cap.

LADWP Commercial Rebates

 

  • Modesto Irrigation District

Residential Rebate Program – $1/sf rebate for ENERGY STAR windows with SHGC of 0.25 or less and U-factor of 0.30 or less installed in an air-conditioned space. NFRC label is required. Replacement only.

– $1/sf rebate for window films with SHGC of 0.39 or less or sunscreens with an SHGC of 0.35 or less. All on windows facing south, east or west (any direction except 45 degrees of true north).

Residential Rebates

 

Commercial Rebate Program – $1/sf rebate for window films with SHGC of 0.39 or less. $1/sf rebate for sunscreens with an SHGC of 0.35 or less and cover the entire window. $1/sf rebate for window awnings that are at least as wide as the window aperture. All these on windows facing south, east or west (any direction except 45 degrees of true north).

Commercial Rebates

 

  • Pacific Gas & Electric

Energy Upgrade California – Incentive program for whole-house systematic upgrades. Windows are typical project in the Advanced Home Upgrade, which qualifies for up to $4500 in incentives.

https://www.pge.com/en/myhome/saveenergymoney/energysavingprograms/euca/index.page?WT.mc_i

 

  • City of Pasadena

Home Energy Rebate Program – $0.95/sf rebate for exterior window solar screens that block 80% of solar gain if purchased in Pasadena or $0.75/sf if purchased out of Pasadena. Must be mounted on existing single or dual pane windows (north-facing excluded). $0.95/sf rebate for window reflective film if purchased in Pasadena or $0.75/sf if purchased out of Pasadena. $55/unit rebate for skylights or light tubes if purchased in Pasadena or $35/unit if purchased out of Pasadena.

Residential Rebates

 

  • Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative

Weatherization Rebate Program – $3/sf rebate for ENERGY STAR windows with a U-factor 0.32 or less and a SHGC of 0.40 or less.

Rebates (pdf)

 

  • City of Redding Electric Utility

Earth Advantage Rebate Program – $2/sf rebate for tinting and sunscreens. Up to $500 for homes or $1000 for commercial buildings. Treatment must provide minimum solar blockage of 60%.

 

  • Riverside Public Utilities

Weatherization Incentive Rebate Program – $1/sf rebate for NFRC rated windows and window film. Replacement only.

Residential Rebates

 

  • Roseville Electric Utility

Commercial Rebate Program – $1/sf rebate for window film.

 

Roseville Sunscreen Rebate Program – $1/sf rebate for sunscreens that have a shading coefficient of 0.40 or less (or SHGC of .35). Maximum of $150. Must be installed on the exterior south, east, or west of the building.

 

  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Home Energy Performance Program – Program requires initial energy audit, and rebates are based on whole-house efficiency improvements, including but not limited to windows. Installation of windows that meet the ENERGY STAR energy-efficiency criteria. U-factor of 0.30 or less and a SHGC of 0.25 or less. The window must bear a NFRC temporary label and must be installed by a SMUD participating contractor. Qualifies for rebates ($75 for every 25sf of upgraded window area, $1000 max) and low 5.5% financing under Home Performance Program only.

SMUD Rebates

 

  • Sonoma County Energy

Residential Rebate Program –$1.50/sf for replacement windows with a U-factor of 0.35 or less and a SHGC of 0.40 or less.

Sonoma Rebates

 

Residential and Commercial Financing Programs –PACE financing programs are available.

 

  • Southern California Gas Company (SoCal)

Home Upgrade Program – Advanced home upgrade program with incentives up to $6,500, includes energy-efficient windows.

Rebates- General Information

2017 Online Rebate Application

 

  • Turlock Irrigation District

Receive a $1 per square foot rebate when you cover your windows with heavy-duty, vinyl-coated shade screens that block at least 80 percent of the sun’s heat.

Sunscreens Rebate

 

At Campbell Window Film, we provide the most advanced energy efficient 3M™ Window Film for your home or business. If you are looking for more information on incentives and rebates for home energy efficiency, do not hesitate to contact Campbell Window Film today.

 

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