Save on Your Monthly Bill with Solar

Want to help the environment, but can't install solar panels at home? Find out if you qualify for a discount on your energy bill when you choose to get your electricity through solar resources.

You Could Save with These Programs

Green Saver Program

This program gives qualifying SCE customers a 20% discount on their bill for supporting solar energy resources. This program is not accepting applications at this time.

Local Green Saver Program

SCE customers who live in qualifying communities with local solar projects may receive a 20% discount on their bill. Currently open for select areas only. You can fill out the form to find out if you are eligible.

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Have you been enrolled in one of these programs within the last 90 days?


Frequently Asked Questions

SCE customers who live in qualifying Disadvantaged Communities (DAC) can apply to enroll in the Green Saver and Local Green Saver programs. To qualify for the Green Saver program, the customer must also be eligible for CARE or FERA programs. You can find more information about the eligibility criteria for each program on the CPUC website.

These programs have been designed to support Disadvantaged Communities (DACs), which are defined as communities that appear among the top 25 of census tracts identified by CalEnviroScreen statewide, as well as 22 census tracts in the highest 5 percent of CalEnviroScreen’s Pollution Burden, but do not have an overall CalEnviroScreen score because of unreliable socioeconomic or health data. Explore the map of the DACs eligible for these solar programs.

To apply, you will need your SCE service account number, as well as your service address and other contact information.

The Green Saver program also requires applicants to be eligible for CARE/FERA. If you are not currently enrolled in the CARE or FERA program, you may need to calculate your total combined gross annual household income and provide some information to determine if you may be eligible for the program.

Yes, you may be eligible for both the Green Saver and Local Green Saver programs, but you cannot enroll in both programs. If you are eligible for both, you will be enrolled in the Local Green Saver program in your community, unless the eligible solar projects in your area are already fully subscribed. If that is the case, you will be enrolled in the Green Saver program until there is an available Local Green Saver project in your area.

Once your request to enroll has been confirmed and you have been accepted into the program, you will be placed on the rate within 1-2 billing cycles. If the program is fully subscribed or if a project in your area is unavailable, then you may be placed on a waitlist until the rate is available and the corresponding project is completed. At that time, you will automatically be placed on the rate on your next billing cycle.

You will be placed on the waitlist if you qualify for a program but it is full or not yet available. If the program opens or reopens and you are still eligible, then you will be moved off the waitlist and we will send you an email letting you know that you have been enrolled in the program.

You can learn more about CARE and FERA on our CARE/FERA Discounted Rates page.

Yes, our other renewable energy programs include the Green Rate and Enhanced Community Renewables programs.

Your community can act as a sponsor for a Local Green Saver Program to be developed in your local area. This could include a non-profit community-based organization or local government. A Letter of Commitment is needed to formalize the sponsorship between the interested community and a committed project developer. This letter should contain preferences for the site location of the solar project, and any other relevant preferences or comments. The letter can also include any preferences for workforce development opportunities between the community members and the developer, or partners that the developer has to implement such a program. Lastly, the letter requires authorship from an appropriate authority, such as the city council or other local government entities of that nature. To start the process to get connected with a developer, email DACPrograms@sce.com.

No, you cannot qualify for one of these programs if you have solar at home. If you are interested in installing solar at your home, visit our Solar Power page to learn about the installation process and how you can receive credits on your bill through our Net Energy Metering program.

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