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GoSolarSF Incentive

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The City of San Francisco wants you to install solar electricity systems on your residence or commercial building and will help lower the out-of-pocket costs for your investment. GoSolarSF is a City program that has helped residents and businesses install thousands of kilowatts of solar energy on residential, business and nonprofit rooftops across San Francisco, reducing participants’ electricity bills and shrinking the City’s carbon footprint.


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 Click here to read or download simple instructions for GoSolarSF’s 2-step application process.



Low-income homeowners can save up to 100% off the installed cost of a solar electric system! Learn more!


To Apply:

  • Customers must have a contract with an installer prior to application. Most installers handle the online GoSolarSF application for their customers so please contact your installer for assistance. If you have further questions please contact the GoSolarSF office at or 415-554-3434.
  • If you already have a login for the online application system, click here.






Incentive Structure for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
(All kW sizes are CEC-AC)
Residential 1 kW -
1.24 kW
1.25 kW -
1.49 kW
1.5 kW -
1.74 kW
1.75 kW -
1.99 kW
2 kW -
2.24 kW
2.25 kW -
2.49 kW
2.5 kW -
2.74 kW
2.75 kW -
2.99 kW
3 kW -
3.49 kW
3.5 kW &
Select One:
Environmental Justice
Add on if eligible:
City Installer
$250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $500 $550 $600 $650 $700
Add on if eligible:
$2,000 $2,500 $4,000 $4,500 $5,000 $6,000 $6,500 $7,000 $7,000 $7,000
$1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 cap per service site.
Non-profit residential:
$1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 per service site.
$500/kW. Cap: $10,000 per meter and $50,000 per service site.
Multi-unit residential virtual net metering:
$500/kW. Cap: $500 multiplied by the number of assessed units at the building plus $10,000. Under no circumstances will a building receive more than $50,000.


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

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