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Learn about rebates and special offers available to Carlsbad businesses interested in saving energy and money.


Carlsbad Green Business Program - FREE

  • Join our statewide network of like-minded businesses and save money and resources! The Carlsbad Green Business Program helps businesses implement sustainable practices, all while enhancing their bottom line. Our Program representatives facilitate the process from start to finish, making going “green” as straightforward as possible. Certified businesses receive City Council recognition and also have access to up to $500 in rebates for purchases made to meet certification measures. To get started in your free certification, go to and select “Get Certified!


Money savers

Appliance rebates and tax credits

  • SDG&E's Quick Savings Tips help you save money and energy with rebates for energy-efficient appliances, such as clothes washers. It also provides tips on reducing energy use.
  • The EPA hosts a website with information about federal tax credits for energy-efficient Energy Star products, including everything from refrigerators to lighting.

Solar power tax credits and financing

  • Energy Star solar energy systems - from solar water heaters to photovoltaic systems -- are eligible for federal tax credits.
  • Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs help property owners finance energy-saving projects by letting homeowners pay for them through their property tax bill.
  • The PowerSaver loan program offers financing options for homeowners seeking to upgrade their homes with energy-efficient and renewable energy projects. This website lists potential lenders.

Electric vehicles

  • California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project provides rebates ranging from $900 to $7,000 for the purchase or lease of a new zero-emission vehicles.
  • The California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Resource Center hosts an Incentives Search engine that helps you find rebates, discounts, tax credits and other incentives for the purchase of plug-in electric vehicles, accessories and insurance.
  • SDG&E’s Electric Vehicles website offers information on electric vehicles, such as vehicle types, charging options and discount energy rates. It even includes a buying guide.