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).

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Comments from “Plugged-In” Readers

  1. Posted by bigidea

    Any links you can provide surrounding participation in these programs?

  2. Posted by SocketSite

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

  3. Posted by klm

    You can go to this link to find out more about the Solar Energy Incentive Program:
    http://sfwater.org/mto_main.cfm/MC_ID/12/MSC_ID/139/MTO_ID/361
    though it looks like they haven’t updated it to reflect yesterday’s approval by the Board of Supes.

  4. Posted by dissent

    Are there any (in addition) state incentives?

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