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.
Since the program launched in 2009, GoSolarSF has distributed nearly $30 million and incentivized 6,000 solar systems in San Francisco.
New Submission Forms for GoSolarSF
The PowerClerk application management system for GoSolarSF ended on December 31, 2021.
Effective Jan 1, 2022, all submissions of Completion Packages/ Incentive Claims and new DAC-SASH applications are to use the attached new manual submission forms.
Email submissions to GoSolarSF@sfwater.org, following the instructions in the new submission form. If you rather not email any data due to web security concerns, contact the GoSolarSF team and we will provide you with a secure link for uploading that data.
New Program Alert
If you received a low-income incentivized GoSolarSF system, you may qualify for up to $3,000 in rebates for the inspection, repair and replacement of your system's solar inverter through our new Solar Inverter Replacement Program. Learn more and see if you're eligible.
Important Information About Remaining GoSolarSF Funding
This successful program has now neared its end as most incentives categories are no longer available. Thank you for your participation in the GoSolarSF program.
- Currently only the low-income DAC-SASH incentive category remains available. All other categories are now fully subscribed and closed.
- Please review this linked notice to help navigate the program as available program funds become fully subscribed.
- As of January 2022 this website is being updated and maintained to serve only low-income DAC-SASH new applicants and confirmed reservations submitting final completion packages/rebate payment requests.
- 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 Solar Installer List.
- See the Program Handbook for additional requirements.
Residential and Low-Income Customers
Basic Residential and Low-Income incentives are fully subscribed, and only Grid Alternatives: DAC-SASH incentives remain available.
GoSolarSF partners with Grid Alternatives, a non-profit solar installer that serves low-income families. Grid Alternatives operates the Energy for All Program, which includes the following program: Disadvantaged Communities – Single-family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH).
Homeowners qualified to receive solar with the DAC-SASH program are eligible for a no-cost solar system, which can save up to 50-90 percent on a family’s electric bill. Not sure if you qualify? Determine your eligibility here: GRID Alternatives’ DAC-SASH Information & Instructions.
Customers must have a contract with Grid Alternatives prior to applying for the low-income DAC-SASH program incentives. Grid Alternatives will handle the GoSolarSF application for their customers so please contact Grid Alternatives for assistance. If you have additional questions, please contact the GoSolarSF office at GoSolarSF@sfwater.org or (415) 554-3434.
All participating solar installers become GoSolarSF certified contractors through the City's Office of Economic and Workforce Development.
|CleanPowerSF & Hetch Hetchy Residential Basic*||$0/kW|
|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.|
|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*||$0/kW|
|Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEM-A)*||$0/kW|
*On January 1, 2021, the incentive levels were reduced to $0/kW for the noted categories: CleanPowerSF and Hetch Hetchy Residential Basic, Business, Multi-Unit Residential Virtual Net Metering and Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEM-A).
**Nonprofit categories are fully subscribed and are no longer available.
The following documents will assist you in the program’s process on behalf of your customer.