Do you live in San Francisco and are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Well, look no further! CleanPowerSF is a local energy program that can help power your home with cleaner energy options.

What is CleanPowerSF?

In 2016, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) introduced CleanPowerSF, an initiative program to help homeowners switch to renewable energy. The goal for CleanPowerSF is to convert 50% of homeowners to renewable energy by 2020 and 100% of homeowners by 2030. It is reported that 40% of San Francisco homeowners have already made the switch by renewable energy!

The program has two categories, “Green” and “SuperGreen”. Before CleanPowerSF’s implementation, 33% of the energy used by San Francisco residents came from renewable energy sources. San Francisco homeowners who switch to the Green program receive 40% of their energy from renewable resources.

The Super Green program offers homeowners the option to have 100% of their energy come from renewable sources. To take advantage of the Super Green program, residents can sign up on the CleanPowerSF website.

San Francisco is offering this program to residences and businesses!

GoSolarSF

Homeowners enrolled in CleanPowerSF, can also qualify for GoSolarSF!

In fact, homeowners who are actively enrolled in CleanPowerSF, are eligible to receive financial assistance from GoSolarSF. There are various levels of financial assistance that depend on the following qualifications: going solar with a city qualified installer, living in the Environmental Justice Zone, having a CalHome Loan, or low-income SASH incentives, and more!

Incentives 
CleanPowerSF & Hetch Hetchy Basic$200/kW. Cap: 4.0/kW per meter.
Business:$200/kW. Cap: $10,000 per meter and $50,000 per service site.
Nonprofit/Municipal:$1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 cap per service site.
Nonprofit Residential:$1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 per service site.
Multi-Unit Residential Virtual Net Metering:$200/kW. Cap: $200 multiplied by the number of assessed units at the building plus $10,000. Under no circumstances will a building receive more than $50,000.
Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEM-A):$200/kW. Cap: $10,000 per meter and $50,000 per service site.

The GoSolarSF program also offers incentives for business owners as well. However, the levels of financial assistance depending on whether the business is a non-profit or for-profit organization. Additionally, business incentives cap out at $50,000.

We suggest speaking with a solar consultant, to determine how much financial assistance you can receive. GoSolarSF has an informational handbook available online with a list of certified solar installers!

Incentives 
CleanPowerSF & Hetch Hetchy Basic$200/kW. Cap: 4.0/kW per meter.
Business:$200/kW. Cap: $10,000 per meter and $50,000 per service site.
Nonprofit/Municipal:$1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 cap per service site.
Nonprofit Residential:$1,000/kW. Cap: $50,000 per service site.
Multi-Unit Residential Virtual Net Metering:$200/kW. Cap: $200 multiplied by the number of assessed units at the building plus $10,000. Under no circumstances will a building receive more than $50,000.
Net Energy Metering Aggregation (NEM-A):$200/kW. Cap: $10,000 per meter and $50,000 per service site.