Do you have any external resources to help me determine if solar is right for me?
Google Project Sunroof - Your own personalized solar savings estimator, powered by Google Earth imagery
Does the City of Riverside recommend anyone to install my solar?
We do not recommend contractors, but the Federal Trade Commission outlines a list of best practices to follow when choosing a contractor.
Who can I talk to about the solar permitting process?
Please call (951)-826-5697 or visit the City of Riverside Building & Safety Permits webpage for more information.
Who can I talk to about how solar is billed using Net Energy Metering (NEM)?
Please call RPU Customer Service at (951) 782-0330 or email RPUPublicBenefits@riversideca.gov for more information.
How many solar panels can I install?
Your system can be sized to offset your actual energy used in kWh (kilowatt-hours) over the past 12 months. This is the maximum amount of energy production allowed for a solar system on your home. Smaller solar systems may be of any size you choose.
I’ve been asked to complete a Net Energy Metering (NEM) Interconnection Agreement. Can I do it online? (Only for projects completed before November 1, 2022)
Yes. You can request this by e-mailing SelfGeneration@riversideca.gov.
I submitted an NEM Interconnection Agreement online. Who can I contact to get a copy or check the status of my agreement? (Only for projects completed before November 1 , 2022)
Please call RPU Customer Service at (951) 782-0330 or email SelfGeneration@riversideca.gov for more information.
Do I have Permission to Operate (PTO)?
To check PTO status, please visit our Green Map, where you can enter your address to see if you have been interconnected.