Residents

Plumbing Fixture Incentive Program

The California Solar Initiative

The California Solar Initiative is a program established by the State of California to provide financial incentives and other support to homeowners to encourage the installment of solar panels.  
 
Currently, all CSI funds have been allocated.  Residents interested in installing solar systems may be eligible for a PG&E waitlist and incentives may be issued if and when the CSI is refunded.

Solano County - Conservation Rebates

Solano County offers rebates for installing high-efficiency toilets and high-efficiency clothes washers.  Rebates change periodically, visit Solano Water Agency for updated information. 

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) - Rebates

PG&E offers a variety of rebates and other financial incentives to homeowners for the purchase and installment of more energy efficient appliances. Incentives range from rebates for energy efficient dishwashers to tax credits for energy efficient home remodels.  Visit the PG&E website to learn more.  

Benicia Homes Save

The City and WattzOn launched the Benicia Home Efficiency Program as a way to help Benicia residents save money, energy, and water.  The Program provides no-cost energy and water assessments and recommendations for home improvements that can help homeowners save money and conserve energy and water.  

Energy Star - Rebates

Energy Star partners occasionally offer sales tax exemptions or credits, or rebates on qualified products. Visit Energy Star to see what financial incentives are currently being offered in the Benicia area.

Energy Savings Assistance Program

The Energy Savings Assistance Program provides no-cost weatherization services to low-income households who meet the CARE income guidelines. Services provided include attic insulation, energy efficient refrigerators, energy efficient furnaces, weatherstripping, caulking, low-flow showerheads, water heater blankets, and door and building envelope repairs which reduce air infiltration.

Energy Upgrade California

Energy Upgrade California provides opportunities for home improvement projects that lower your energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home healthier and more comfortable.

Carbon Offsets

Individuals should try to reduce emissions before purchasing carbon offsets.  However, carbon offsets can be used to offset greenhouse gas emissions made elsewhere that cannot be reduced by changing behavior.  Individuals can purchase carbon offsets as one way of reducing the environmental impacts of daily activities like driving and using energy.  Offsets come from renewable energy production, planting trees, energy efficiency improvements, and other projects that improve the environment.  These credits are then purchased by companies or individuals who can take credit for the environmental benefit of a specific activity. To learn more, visit Carbon Fund