TECH Incentives Availability
TECH Clean California incentives are available for single-family HVAC projects. Starting October 31, 2023, TECH Clean California’s statewide heat pump water heater incentives are also available. Funds for Central Coast Community Energy’s (3CE) Electrify Your Home (EYH) program have been fully exhausted.
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TECH Incentive Budget Report
This table summarizes the remaining budgets for TECH Clean California general incentives, which include market-rate single-family incentives as well as multifamily incentives.
- HVAC – $1,000 per outdoor condensing unit (max 2 per project)
- Starting at $3,100 with additional opportunities for kickers and higher rates for equity incentives.
- Starting at $900/kWh, with additional opportunities for a low GWP kicker and higher rate for equity incentives (Max of $300,000 per project)
Small Business Unitary HPWH
- $3,100 plus an additional $1,500 kicker if the water heater has a refrigerant with GWP of 150 or less
Large Commercial Unitary HPWH
- $700/kWh plus an additional kicker of $200/kWh if the water heater has a refrigerant with GWP of 150 or less (Max $50,000 per project)
The below programs offer incentives directly through the TECH Application Clearinghouse on the Iris Platform. This means that contractors do not need to apply for rebates in a separate location, streamlining their experience
Program Name: BayREN Heat Pump Water Heater Contractor Incentive Program
Program Description: The BayREN HPWH contractor incentive program pays $1,000 directly to qualifying contractors for the installation of HPWHs to select Community Choice Aggregator (CCA) customers. The incentive can be kept by the installing contractor or passed on to the homeowner- it’s your choice as the participating contractor! Enrolled CCAs include MCE, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), and CleanPowerSF (CPSF). Incentives are only available for customers switching from a gas water heater to a HPWH. Incentives are only available for customers switching from a gas water heater to a HPWH. More information and the contractor enrollment form can be found at the BAYREN Heat Pump Water Heater (HPWH) Incentive for Participating Contractors website.
Program Name: Central Coast Community Energy (3CE) Electrify Your Home
Program Description: 3CE’s Electrify Your Home program offers rebates for customers switching from a gas appliance to a heat pump appliance to serve their space or water heating needs. Available incentives can be found at the Central Coast Community Energy. Please note, as of 09/22/2023, there are no longer single-family or multifamily incentive funds available from Central Coast Community Energy’s (3CE) Electrify Your Home (EYH) program.
Program Name: Quality Residential HVAC Services Program (QHVAC)
Program Description: The Quality Residential HVAC Services (Quality HVAC) program helps contractors become champions of industry best practices and customer needs. By enrolling, contractors will earn incentives for tiered scopes of services, get ahead of market changes through no-cost trainings, and stay ahead with comprehensive support and resources.
TECH Clean California projects are for EXISTING STRUCTURES. TECH incentives are for retrofit (existing) residential sites only. To see more info about qualifying customers, please visit this site: https://frontierenergy-tech.my.site.com/contractorsupport/s/article/Qualifying-Home-Types-Customers
TECH Clean California incentives are currently available for the following product types – for some product types you can click the links to view QPLs. Please note, TECH does not maintain excel based lists for HVAC categories due to the size. All HVAC units rated at AHRI conditions that meet the requirements listed in the “qualification information” links will qualify. For a list of AHRI rated units, please reference the AHRI Database.
- Unitary Heat Pump Water Heaters (Single Family, Multifamily, and Commercial)
- Unitary Package Pump (Single-family and Multi-family)
- Unitary Split Heat Pump (Single-family and Multi-family)
- Mini-Split and Multi-Split Heat Pump (Single-family and Multi-family)
- Central HPWH (Multi-family Only)
- Package Terminal Heat Pump (Multi-family Only)
- Single Package Vertical Heat Pump (Multi-family Only)
Please see these articles for more qualification information:
GoGreen Financing helps California homeowners and renters access affordable financing for a broad range of home energy efficiency and electrification measures. Be sure to check out GoGreen Home as a way to help customers finance project costs that are not covered by TECH incentives. Learn more at GoGreenFinancing.com/residentialcontractors.
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We invite you to join us for our office hours sessions. These sessions are every Tuesday at 9:00 –9:30 am PST. During these half-hour sessions, you will have the opportunity to ask program-related questions directly via Zoom.