City of San Francisco - Solar Energy Incentive Program

September 20, 2021


Note: As of January 1, 2021, basic residential and low-income incentives are fully subscribed. Funding only remains for Nonprofit/Municipal and Nonprofit Residential incentive categories. See website for more information. 

The City and County of San Francisco, through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), are providing incentives to residents, businesses and non-profits who install photovoltaic (PV) systems on their properties. Systems must be at least one kilowatt (kW) in capacity, and there is no maximum size limit to participate. Different incentive levels are available whether the property is residential, commercial, low-income residential, non-profit, or multi-unit residential.

See the website above for full details. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Financial Incentive
State: California
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
Start Date: 12/11/2007
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Effective 1/1/2021:
Residential, Commercial, Multi-unit Residential Virtual Net Metering: No funding available
Low-income Residential: No funding available
Non-profit: $1,000 per kW
Maximum Incentive: Nonprofit: $50,000 per service site
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: City of San Francisco


Name: GoSolarSF Program
Address: 525 Golden Gate Ave., 7th Floor
San Francisco CA 94102
Phone: (415) 554-3434

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.