Under the California solar rebate programs, the home or business with the solar energy system must be connected to the utility company electrical grid.
This page has general information about how a photovoltaic/PV solar electricity system is installed on a home.
Please download these California Energy Commission's reports:
- Buying a Photovoltaic Solar Electric System: A Consumer's Guide" (2003, PDF 387 KB)
- A Guide To Photovoltaic (PV) System Design And Installation (2001, PDF 2.4 megabytes)