What is Solar Rooftops?
SRP is designed to expand access to solar participation for qualified LADWP residential customers who otherwise may not be able to participate in solar because of the high cost of installing panels. The program launched in early 2017 and was revised to expand the program's scope and eligibility in May 2019.
Through the SRP, LADWP will install solar panels systems on participants' homes. LADWP will receive the energy produced from the systems; the system will not influence the participants' electric bills. Program participants will receive fixed roof lease payments from the LADWP. Depending on the installed system size, the lease payment will be between $240 and $600 per year. The agreement is valid for up to 20 years and can therefore provide cumulative financial benefits between $4,800 and $12,000 depending on system size.
Solar Rooftops installations provide energy directly to the grid to help LADWP meet the clean energy goals of Los Angeles and California. LADWP performs a home evaluation, issues permits, develops designs, and installs the SRP system at zero cost to customers. There are no upfront costs, annual fees, credit checks or maintenance costs for program participants. The SRP will enable customers to help the LADWP modernize its grid and support the creation of a cleaner Los Angeles.
Sign-up for Solar Rooftops and support green energy, help create local jobs, and protect the environment.
All LADWP residential customers are eligible to participate in Solar Rooftops. To qualify, customers must:
- Be located in the L.A. service area
- Have a residential electric rate schedule (R1-A, R1-B, R1-D, or R1-E)
- Have not participated in LADWP's Solar Incentive Program
The home must be:
- Able to satisfy LADWP evaluations and other criteria