SGIP – Residential Process

Adara Power understands the SGIP requirements and process. We’re here to assist you in your application. The following items are required for a residential application.

  • Application Fee: The application fee is equal to 5% of the requested incentive amount, payable by check, cashier check or money order, and should reference the project by site address. The application fee is the only required document that must be mailed directly to the Program Administrator, however a scanned copy of the application fee must also be uploaded for each project in the application portal with the reservation request documentation. After a project is assigned to an incentive step, the application fee check must be mailed within 7 calendar days.
  • Equipment Specifications: Manufacturer equipment specifications for all major components of the system, such as the storage component, as well as the inverter, DC-DC converter, controller and/or additional system components when applicable, are required. Rated capacity (kW), energy capacity (kWh), and round trip efficiency for the storage system must be provided. You can upload the Adara Pulse Equipment Specifications.
  • Proof of Utility Service & Load Documentation: Participation in the SGIP is restricted to customers who are located in PG&E, SCE, SoCal Gas, or SDG&E service territories and physically connected to the Electric Utility transmission and distribution system. All applications must include a copy of a recent electric utility bill indicating the account number, meter number, Site address, and Host Customer name. Customers applying in PG&E and SoCalGas territory must also submit a copy of a recent gas utility bill.
  • Preliminary Monitoring Plan (PMP): This applies to all applications paired with on-site renewable generators (ex. solar) or projects greater than or equal to 30 kW. Adara Power will provide you with a list of required components for the Residential PMP (email us to request this information).
  • Executed Contract and/or Agreement for System Installation: A copy of the executed contract for purchase and installation of the system, and/or alternative System Ownership Agreement (such as a Power Purchase Agreement) is required. The contract/agreement must be legally binding and clearly spell out the terms and scope of work. Purchase and/or installation agreements must also include system equipment and eligible system costs. All contracts/agreements must be signed by appropriate representatives (Host Customer, Installer, and/or System Owner) who are a party to the agreements of the SGIP reservation.
    Note: An approved SGIP developer or the homeowners must complete this step. Find an approved SGIP developer here.
  • Energy Efficiency Audit (EEA): An EEA report issued within the past five years is required. EEA reports must be issued by a Program Administrator, utility, or qualified vendor/consultant. The cost of the EEA can be limited to 5% of the requested incentive payment. A Title 24 energy efficiency compliance report issued within the past three years may also be used in lieu of an Energy Efficiency Audit. A copy of the Title 24 building permit documentation should be submitted.
    Note: Business and residential customers may visit their respective utility’s web site and and perform a “Home Energy Checkup” using the online tools available in their account