Southern California Edison will pay you for making your own energy
Southern California Edison provides an incentive program for those homeowners and business owners that want to produce their own energy. After looking closer at the program they no longer provide incentives for solar power through the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), but California Solar Initiative provides an incentive for solar power. SGIP provides incentives for wind and other renewables.
It seems there is an easier way to wade through all the paperwork. You should ask your solar power installer if they also help with the paper work to receive the rebates and incentives for producing your own energy.