Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH)
The Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program helps bring solar power to qualifying multifamily affordable housing and helps make solar power more affordable. It’s easy to go solar. Let a qualified solar contractor and MASH program rebates help you.
The Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program is part of the California Solar Initiative (CSI) and offers rebates for installing solar power—photovoltaic (PV) systems—on qualifying multifamily affordable housing. Installing solar helps property owners and tenants save money while having a long-lasting positive impact on the environment.
MASH provides fixed, up-front rebates. Currently, MASH offers $1.90/Watt for a system that offsets common load and $2.80/Watt for a system that offsets tenant load. The MASH incentive rates are fixed and will not change without CPUC approval.
Going solar is a relatively easy process, and typically your solar contractor handles most of the work, including the necessary forms required to complete the rebate reservation and interconnect the PV system to the grid.
For further reference, check the CSI Handbook.
To qualify for the MASH program rebate, a building must meet three requirements:
- Be within the Southern California Edison (SCE) service territory. Customers in the Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) service areas can qualify through those utility providers.
- Have an occupancy permit prior to applying.
- Must meet the definition of low-income housing as defined in Public Utilities Code 2852. In addition, the facility must also meet the definition of low-income households in Health and Safety Code 50079.5.
Applying for MASH is easy. Follow our Getting Started With MASH page.
Have questions? please see our FAQs.