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What is GoSolar SF:
To encourage more installations of solar power in San Francisco, the City is offering incentives to San Francisco residents and businesses to install solar power on their properties. One solar incentive is available per electric meter for business, residential and non-profit non-residential incentive applications. For non-profit residential incentive applicants, one solar incentive is available per service site.
How does it work?
GoSolar SF incentive payments are provided to residential, commercial, and non-profit applicants for installations on properties physically located within San Francisco. Solar incentive payments are not granted to local, state, or federal government entities.
For residential, business, and non-residential non-profit applicants, one incentive is available per electric meter, meaning that installations serving more than one meter in a building are eligible for more than one incentive. Non-profit, multi-unit residential incentives are available per service site.
Installations must be a minimum of one kilowatt, CEC-AC, to be eligible for a GoSolarSF incentive.
At present, only solar electric projects are eligible, although the program may be expanded in the future to include other technologies.
How to Apply:
Customers must have a contract with an installer prior to application. Most installers handle the online GoSolarSF application for their customers so should contact their installer for assistance. For further questions, contact the GoSolarSF office at GoSolarSF@sfwater.org or (415) 554-3434.
For those who already have a login for the online application system, click here.
The Fiscal Year 2015-2016 (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016) budget is divided among four incentive types: 1) Nonprofit, including local government, & Nonprofit Residential, 2) Business & Residential, excluding low-income and including Multi-unit Residential Virtual Net Metering, 3) Low-income Residential, and 4) Low-income Residential SASH (Single-family Affordable Solar Homes).
GoSolarSF Funding Status
To learn more, visit the GoSolar SF website.