The $500 rebate is available to customers who install a solar photovoltaic system in Marin County, California of at least 1/2 kilowatt in size. Customers will be required to fill out a form verifying that the solar panels were purchased on or after Dec. 11, 2011.
Marin Clean Energy currently serves 13,000 customers. More than 400 of those customers have already installed solar systems on their roofs. Marin Clean Energy expects the rebates to incentivize not only the installation of new solar projects but also the expansion of existing solar projects which would increase renewable power flow onto the electric grid.