Getting Started - choose from one of the options below
Install solar without applying for an incentive. Review our Guide for Installing Solar.
Install solar and apply for an incentive through our Solar Solutions Incentive Program*. Review our Guide for Installing Solar and Applying for the Incentive at the Same Time.
Applying for an incentive after solar system installation*. Review our Guide
*Please note that the Solar Solutions Incentive program is in high demand and is only available for a short period of time at the beginning of each fiscal year (July 1st).
Contact the Solar Hotline at (818) 548-2750 for any further questions.
This time of year many of our customers might be receiving postcards, flyers or mailers encouraging them to install solar panels with the promise of having $0 on their GWP bill. These companies might also be using the GWP logo, a copy of a customer's bill to enroll them into a “solar rebate” program. GWP would like to remind you that it DOES NOT contract with any solar vendor or company to promote or enroll customers in our Solar Solutions program, nor do we lend our logo to be used on such marketing materials. GWP also does not sell or share any customer's account or billing information for marketing purposes.
Solar PV Standard Plan is Now Available
Two new standard electrical plans are now available for your use, which can save you time and money. One plan is designed to cover "central inverter" based systems and the other is designed to cover "micro-inverter" based systems. These standard electrical plans are based on the California Solar Permitting Guidebook, and they have been updated slightly to include additional requirements imposed by the City of Glendale. These standard plans are available for free, and may be downloaded by clicking on the following links:
Please note: These standard electrical plans are intended for use on single-family dwellings for systems up to 10kW in size. Larger residential solar PV systems, commercial solar PV systems, and installations which deviate from the standard plans will require a specific plan designed by a licensed electrical engineer. Furthermore, analysis by a licensed civil or structural engineer may be required to demonstrate the structural adequacy of the building's roof construction, as determined on a case-by-case basis during plan check.
Helpful Links on Solar
We've put together some of our favorite links regarding solar technology. Use these links to learn more about solar technology, its benefits, potential drawbacks, and more!
- California Solar Initiative Program Handbook
- What is Net Metering?
- Corporate Solar – How it works
- Green Power Networks – Green Certificates
- Registered Solar Retailers
- Video on how solar works
- Video link about Solar Panels