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GoSolarSF Program

Solar panels atop Alvarado Elementary School

To propel the City of San Francisco into the clean energy future, the City launched GoSolarSF, a program that provides a monetary incentive to help residents and businesses install solar panels on rooftops across San Francisco. GoSolarSF reduces participants’ electricity bills and shrinks the City’s carbon footprint. Whether you’re a residential customer or commercial installer, we are here to assist you with the process.


Program Eligibility

  • Participants must be a CleanPowerSF customer or an existing Hetch Hetchy Power electric customer; and
  • The solar installation must be performed by a GoSolarSF contractor that is certified by the City's Office of Economic and Workforce Development. View the certified installer list.
See the program handbook for additional requirements.

GoSolarSF strongly encourages applicants to shop around for an installer and to request at least three separate bids before choosing a contractor.

Low-Income Customers

If you are a low-income homeowner, you can receive additional incentives for a solar electric system.

Homeowners qualified to receive solar with GRID Alternatives are eligible for a no-cost solar system that saves 50-90 percent on a family’s electric bill. Not sure if you qualify as a low-income customer? Determine your eligibility under GRID Alternatives’ Disadvantaged Communities-Solar Affordable Housing Program (DAC-SASH). 

If you do not qualify under DAC-SASH, GoSolarSF also offers an additional incentive for Low Income Non-SASH applicants. View the qualifying income limits and additional instructions for Low Income Non-SASH applications here or in the program handbook.

Apply Today

Customers must have a contract with an installer prior to applying for the GoSolarSF program. Installers handle the online GoSolarSF application for their customers so please contact your installer for assistance. If you have additional questions, please contact the GoSolarSF office at GoSolarSF@sfwater.org or (415) 554-3434.

Solar Installers

To become a participating GoSolarSF solar installer, you must first become a GoSolarSF Certified Contractor through City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. Apply now by going to Workforce Development Information for Installers.

Installers that are already certified and have a login can access the online application system now, or call GoSolarSF at (415) 554-3434 to obtain your sign-in information.

The following documents will assist you in the program’s process on behalf of your customer.    

Incentive Levels for Calendar Year 2020
CleanPowerSF & Hetch Hetchy Residential Basic $100/kW. Cap: 4.0 kW per meter.
Add on if eligible: Environmental Justice or CalHome Loan $100/kW. Cap: 4.0 kW per meter.
Add on if eligible: City Installer $250/kW. Cap: 4.0 kW per meter.
Add on if eligible: Low-Income $2,000/kW. Cap: 4.0 kW per meter.
Business $100/kW. Cap: $10,000 per meter and $50,000 per service site.
Nonprofit/Municipal $1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 per service site.
Nonprofit Residential $1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 per service site.
Multi-Unit Residential Virtual Net Metering $100/kW. Cap: $100 multiplied by the number of assessed units at the building plus $10,000. Under no circumstances will a building receive more than $50,000.
Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEM-A) $100/kW. Cap: $10,000 per meter and $50,000 per building.

 

Resources and Links

Para obtener información en español sobre este programa, llame al: (415) 554-3434

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Last updated: 1/2/2020 9:29:01 AM