June 11, 2008

Here Comes The Sun: San Francisco’s Solar Subsidy Program Adopted

It was six months in the making and now it’s an ordinance. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors have passed the Solar Energy Incentive Program which provides incentives ranging from $3,000 to $6,000 for the installation of photovoltaic systems on residential properties (1kw minimum) and incentives of up to $10,000 for the installation of photovoltaic systems on commercial properties ($1,500 per kw).

The initial budget for the program is $3 million and the subsidy is available for new systems (on existing buildings) which were "committed to" after December 11, 2007 (but not before).

UPDATE: A draft overview of the program and application (both of which need to be updated to reflect the final ordinance language and incentive amounts).

First Published: June 11, 2008 7:00 AM

Comments from "Plugged In" Readers

Any links you can provide surrounding participation in these programs?

Posted by: bigidea at June 11, 2008 9:37 AM

We're still looking for a non-commercial set of links (tipsters?), but for now a copy of the ordinance (via SweetMelissa).

Posted by: SocketSite at June 11, 2008 12:32 PM

You can go to this link to find out more about the Solar Energy Incentive Program:


though it looks like they haven't updated it to reflect yesterday's approval by the Board of Supes.

Posted by: klm at June 11, 2008 1:09 PM

Are there any (in addition) state incentives?

Posted by: dissent at June 11, 2008 10:41 PM

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