We offer several solar programs for disadvantage communities to enjoy the benefits of clean energy.
As solar adoption and investment have increased throughout the state, low income and disadvantaged communities (DACs) have lagged behind. DACs are defined as the top 25 percent most disadvantaged communities in California according to CalEnviroScreen 3.0.
We have embraced low-income solar programs by partnering with diverse stakeholders including building owners, affordable housing tenants, solar financing entities and solar installers. We are committed to providing low-income customers with solar programs to enjoy the benefits of clean energy. We look forward to using our experience and success to continue to support our customers as programs evolves.
Do You Rent and Still Want Solar? If your building owner participates in the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program, you as a tenant will see lower electricity bills.Learn more at tenant education materials section
As a building owner you may qualify to receive incentives for solar installation. The solar generation will provide energy credits to lower electricity bills for your common area and your tenants, as well as provide opportunities for jobs and training for your tenants.Learn more
Modeled on the existing, successful SASH program, DAC-SASH will provide up-front financial incentives for solar installation on homes owned by low income residents in DACs.The program will allow for greater eligibility and help overcome barriers like lack of access to capital or credit.The DAC-SASH program will provide $10 million in incentives annually through 2030, to be funded by utility greenhouse gas allowance revenues or public purpose program funds. SCE contracted with GRID Alternatives to be the statewide administrator of this program. More information is available here.
Important update: At this time, the MASH program is no longer accepting new applications.
The residents of Peppertree Court greatly appreciate the opportunity to live in a building where solar generation lowers their monthly household costs.
In Southern California's Coachella Valley, residents at the Indian Wells Villas' 90-unit senior apartment complex see an average of 80 percent to 100 percent reduction in their electricity bills thanks to a 222-kilowatt (kW) solar generating system and SCE's MASH program.
Today, with the help of the solar savings, Amanatullah's art classes bring Arbor Court residents joy and a sense of togetherness. All thanks to our commitment to MASH.