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December 4, 2013

From: Jamie Tuckey [mailto:jtuckey@mcecleanenergy.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 9:31 AM
Subject: New Solar Rebate Program Launched for MCE Residential Customers!

MCE has announced that it is offering $10,000 in solar rebates for its residential customers. MCE will provide twenty $500 rebates, on a first-come, first-served basis, to qualifying customers in Marin and Richmond who install a solar photovoltaic system on their home. Initially, the rebates will only be available to low-income customers but will be open to all MCE customers beginning in March 2013. 
“While the California Solar Initiative (CSI) currently provides solar rebates to low-income customers through their Single-family and Multi-family Affordable Solar Housing programs (SASH and MASH respectively), we identified a clear need for additional resources,” said Dawn Weisz, Executive Officer. “Not only do low income households pay a disproportionate amount of their income on utility bills compared to higher income households, but they have more difficulty covering the up-front cost of a solar installation or qualifying for a solar lease agreement.”
In order to receive the $500 rebate, customers are required to fill out a simple form verifying that the solar panels were purchased (or building permits signed) on or after November 15, 2013 and provide proof of eligibility for the SASH or MASH program.
MCE’s solar rebate forms can be found at mceCleanEnergy.com/solar-rebates.  MCE’s solar rebates can be used in conjunction with other Federal, State or PG&E incentives.  
MCE is currently serving approximately 125,000 customers throughout Marin and Richmond, and roughly 2,500 of those customers have already installed solar systems on their roofs. In addition to offering the solar rebates, MCE promotes solar adoption through its generous Net Energy Metering program which credits customers at the MCE retail rate plus an extra penny per kilowatt-hour for any excess electricity they produce. MCE allows credits to roll over month after month and never zero out, and also offers an annual cash-out program for credits of $100 or more.


About MCE: MCE is a public, not-for-profit electricity provider that gives customers the choice of having 50% to 100% of their electricity supplied from clean, renewable sources such as solar, wind, bioenergy, and hydroelectric at competitive rates. By choosing MCE, customers help support new in-state and local renewable energy generation. For more information about MCE, visit www.mceCleanEnergy.com or call 1 (888) 632-3674.


Jamie Tuckey | 415.464.6024
MCE Communications Director

Cleaner energy for our community. Your choice.



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