California Solar Initiative – Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program

California Solar Initiative – Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (SASH) Program;
State: California

  • Incentive Type: State Rebate Program
  • Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
  • Applicable Sectors: Low-Income Residential
  • Amount: Varies depending on participant’s income level and California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program eligibility. (see below)
  • Maximum Incentive: $10,000 for fully subsidized systems
  • No maximum stated for partially subsidized systems
  • Eligible System Size: Minimum system size is 1 kW CEC-AC
  • Equipment Requirements: Must use CEC-certified PV modules and inverters
  • Systems must be grid-connected.
  • Inverters and modules must each carry a 10-year warranty.
  • PV modules must be UL 1703-certified
  • Inverters must be UL 1741-certified, and tested by the Energy Commission
  • Installation Requirements: Systems must be installed by appropriately licensed California solar contractors who have been accepted by the SASH program manager as a SASH program partner installer or self-installed by the system owner. A significant portion of the PV system will be installed directly by GRID Alternatives.
  • Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Remains with project owner
  • Funding Source: Rate-payer funds
  • Program Budget: $108.3 million
  • Program Start Date: 7/1/2009
  • Program Expiration Date: 12/31/2015
  • Web Site:


SASH Program Manager
GRID Alternatives
Phone: (866) 921-4696
Web Site: