July public workshops planned for IID’s 2014 PV/Solar Solutions Program


IID front yardEL CENTRO - Imperial Irrigation District will conduct two workshops during the month of July so the public may review the district’s PV/Solar Solutions Program for 2014.

Designed to help offset costs, the program provides financial incentives to customers who install qualifying photovoltaic systems at their home or businesses. During the workshops, IID will review guideline modifications, the application process, energy-efficiency requirements and tentative incentive levels.

The workshops are scheduled:

  • Wednesday, July 10 from 10 a.m. to noon,  Condit Auditorium, 1285 Broadway, El Centro
  • Thursday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon, IID Boardroom, 81-600 Avenue 58, La Quinta

The tentative budget for the 2014 PV/Solar Solutions Program is $5 million contingent upon board adoption of the 2014 annual budget. Applications for funds will be taken online from Jan. 2-17, 2014. A random selection process will determine the order in which the projects will be awarded rebate reservations. Those  projects that cannot be funded are placed on a waiting list.

Since the IID PV/Solar Solutions Program began in 2008, the district has provided more than $12 million in incentives for solar energy systems in its service area. Collectively, 385 solar energy systems have been installed (representing all customer classes), generating nearly 12 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy a year.

To attend either workshop, please RSPV by calling 1-760-482-3673 or send an email to: solar@iid.com by July 2.