$5 Million in New Funding for GoSolarSF


The GoSolarSF program just announced an additional $5 million in funding for the July 2010 – July 2011 period. For those who don’t know the GoSolarSF program is run by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) and was established to incentivize San Francisco residents to go solar.

The program is open to homeowners, businesses, and non-profits. The incentive levels vary for each category and the details can be found in the table below.

2010 – 2011 Incentive Levels
Residential Incentives
Base Incentives – Choose one only
 BasicApplies to all qualifying installations$2,000
Environmental JusticeCARE customers, CAL Home enrollees, homes in 94107 & 94124  zip codes$3,000
Supplemental Incentives – Choose one or both  
 Low-incomeFor applicants below the median income$7,000
 City Installer Installers that have principal business office in San Francisco$750
Business Incentive 
 Business$1,500 per kW of install capacityup to $10,000
Non-Profit Incentives  
Non-profitProperty operated by a non-profit org and owned by a non-profit government entity $1,500/kW no cap.
 Non-profit Residential Multi-unit residential property owned & operated by a non-profit org or by a for-profit affordable housing provider$3,500/kWUp to $60,000

On top of this rebate, homeowners will still qualify for the $0.65 /Watt California state rebate and the 30% Federal Tax Credit.

GoSolarSF will start accepting applications that are postmarked no earlier than July 1st, 2010. Demand for this incentive is expected to be high and if you are serious about going solar in the next 6-months we recommend that you talk to a certified solar installer as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss out.  Simply fill out our free evaluation form and we will connect you with local installers that can help you with the application process.

If you want to get a head start take a look at the application requirements page here and start gathering all the necessary documents.

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