The California grid is in trouble...

Power outage frequency has increased four-fold in the last 10 years.

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The grid is 80-year-old technology that can't be updated without severely disrupting California's economy.

The U.S. grid is considered to be the "largest machine on earth." Unfortunately, because of its scale and indispensability to the U.S. economy, it has been nearly impossible to update and repair––though a large portion of it is over half a century old.

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To solve this, utility companies are paying homeowners $7,500 to upgrade their homes with a home battery.

The state of California has created the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), which gives homeowners a cash rebate for installing technologies like a home battery that reduce strain on the power grid. The funds become available in mid-January and will be distributed on a case-by-case basis until the funds have been depleted.

Last year the funds were gobbled up within a month almost entirely by large businesses and energy companies. This year the state has partitioned the funds, reserving a large portion for individual homeowners.

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Why? A home battery protects your home while reducing strain on the grid.

A home battery acts like a buffer between the grid and a home. When the grid goes out or is under too much strain, the battery will turn a home into an "energy island" separating it from the grid.

This makes your home immune to power outages and surges, while helping to reduce strain on the grid during high demand times. It's a win-win for homeowners and utility companies alike.

The $7,500 incentive expires in early 2016, and no one knows about it.

This has been a very poorly publicized state incentive. There is very little press coverage of it beyond energy industry press. Thus, Californians are missing a huge opportunity to get paid to update their homes with new, beneficial energy technology.

Swellenergy.com is the only place you can apply for the incentive online. Applying is easy and takes just a few minutes and there is no obligation to move forward once your application is accepted.

Press questions? Please pick our brains!

We have several in-house energy policy experts who would be happy to speak with you in detail about the SGIP cash rebate and the sorry state of the California energy grid.

To chat with use, call 1-888-267-7605 or email tyler@swellenergy.com.