Self-Generation Incentive Program

Developer Registration

Developer Eligibility Application


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Developer Eligibility and Registration Instructions

Notice to Developers:

For applications received in Incentive Steps 1 and 2:

A Developer is the corporate entity that holds the contract for purchase and installation of the system, and/or alternative System Ownership Agreement (such as a Power Purchase Agreement) with the host customer and handles the project’s development activities. The Developer must fully disclose their participation in developing the project and/or ownership in the project, or that of a combination of affiliated installers/developers. The customer contract will be verified at Proof of Project Milestone to confirm the Developer’s representations. When applicable, the Developer cap will apply to the aggregate of the projects for Developers under the same parent company.

For applications received in Incentive Step 3 or later:

A Developer is, if not individual homeowners applying for SGIP incentives for systems located on their own property, the corporate entity registered and in good standing with the Secretary of State of California that handles a substantial amount of the project’s development activities.

Note: A developer can also be an individual homeowner applying for SGIP incentives for a system located on their own property. Homeowners who self-manage a substantial amount of the project’s development activities can be considered a developer. Individual homeowners must submit a Developer Eligibility Application to the SGIP administrators and receive their own unique developer key.

Only Applicants have the ability to submit SGIP applications through the Online Portal. Each application must be associated with a Developer, and only a single Developer may be designated per application. Any single Developer is limited to 20% of the SGIP incentive funding for a given budget category in each statewide incentive step. Applicants may not submit applications for Developers in excess of the statewide Developer cap for the active step, and Program Administrators shall not issue conditional reservations to projects by a Developer that has already applied for reservations in a given step that exceed 20%. The Developer cap will be calculated separately for generation projects, large scale energy storage projects and small residential energy storage projects. The Developer cap will be established by budget step and posted on the Program Metrics page prior to program opening. The Developer cap will remain fixed for each budget step once the step is opened even if total available funds change.

Your application will be evaluated by SGIP Program Administrators to determine eligibility. Once your company is approved, a unique Developer Key will be emailed to you. Applicants will need to provide this key in order to submit an application designating your company as the Developer. Only share your Developer Key with Applicants who you trust and you have chosen to partner with. SGIP will not share this key with anyone other than the contact person designated in this form.

Entities interested in becoming an approved SGIP Developer must submit the Developer Eligibility Application to the Program Administrators.

Please download the Developer Eligibility Application here:

And email your registration to