When it comes to going solar, LADWP currently offers a rebate of 30 cents per watt. It’s important to note that this rebate is based on the AC watts and not the DC watts. The DC watts will be the labeled size of your system, while the AC watts takes into account the amount of energy your system will actually produce. You will receive the rebate shortly after your system is approved and turned on by LADWP.
LADWP allows you to size your solar system to offset your previous 12 months of electricity usage. You can oversize your system to account for additional energy requirements, such as an expanding household, new appliances, or an Electric Vehicle, so long as you can prove your new additions.
If your system is to overproduce over the course of the year, LADWP will issue a credit on your bill. If you size your system to offset all of your energy consumption, you’ll always end up with a net-zero usage at the end of the year.
Since a lot of this information is fluid, check with LADWP regularly to see changes in policy and rates. At Pick My Solar, we’re constantly updating our database to match theirs, so we can sort through all this for you as well.