SASH Eligibility Requirements

The SASH Program provides qualifying low-income homeowners up-front rebates to defray the costs of installing a solar electric system. GRID Alternatives staff will work with you to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements below.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible applicants must:

  • Receive electrical service from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), or San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
  • Own and live in their home.
  • Have a household income that is 80% or below of the area median income. This will be based on the previous year's tax return. Click here to view the median income in your county.
  • Live in a home defined as "affordable housing." "Affordable housing" is defined by California Public Utilities (P.U.) Code 2852. This can take many forms, which include the following:
    • Single-family home has a resale restriction or an equity sharing agreement with a public entity or nonprofit affordable housing provider
    • Single-family home is part of a multi-family complex supported by public funds to enable selling the home at an affordable cost to low income families. 
    • Single-family home was purchased through a first time homebuyer program or loan program that uses state or federal HOME funding - and contains a qualifying resale restriction or equity sharing agreement.
    • Other: Certain and specific “presumed resale restrictions” meet this requirement, such as those found in federally-designated Empowerment Zones, Enterprise Communities, certain Neighborhood Revitalization Areas, Targeted Employment Areas, and Qualified Census Tracts.

Think you qualify? Complete the online eligibility form or call GRID Alternatives toll-free at (866) 921-4696 to coordinate a pre-screening phone conversation. You can also contact your local GRID Alternatives office.

Click here for a multi-lingual SASH brochure.

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