Single Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH)
The Single-family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program provides incentives to qualified low-income homeowners to help offset the costs of a solar electric system. The SASH program is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and administered by GRID Alternatives, a non-profit organization.
The SASH program offers one up front, capacity-based incentive level of $3 per watt. The incentive level is the same for all applicants.
To qualify for the SASH Program, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:
- Must receive electrical service from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), or San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
- The residence must be occupied by the homeowner/applicant.
- The household's total income must be 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) or less based on the most recent available income tax return.
(Area Median Income is subject to annual changes based upon Housing and Urban Development's income guidelines.)
- The residence must be California Public Utilities Code (P.U.) 2852-compliant.
Documents for the Single-family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program
California Public Utilities Commission,
October 2016, posted 11/1/15
(Acrobat PDF file, 12 pages, 508 kb).
SASH Program Goals
- Decrease electricity usage by solar installation and reduce energy bills without increasing monthly expenses.
- Provide full and partial incentives for solar systems for low-income participants.
- Offer the power of solar and energy efficiency to homeowners. Decrease the expense of solar ownership with a higher incentive than the General CSI Program.
- Develop energy solutions that are environmentally and economically sustainable.
How to Apply
For questions about the SASH Program, including eligibility information, information on solar power and energy efficiency measures, and application information, please contact GRID Alternatives toll-free at 866-921-4696, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org , or visit their website at www.gridalternatives.org/sash/
For regulatory information and proceedings, please visit the CPUC website