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Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH)

Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH)

NOTE: The MASH program is currently closed to new applications. The Program Administrators will begin reviewing applications on the program waitlist on August 3, 2015 and expect to determine by mid-September 2015 if there will be funding remaining to open the program to new applications.

The MASH Program is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission and provides incentives to qualifying affordable housing within the service territories of Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E).

MASH provides fixed, up front, capacity-based incentives for qualifying solar energy systems. The amount of the incentive depends on which Track (1C or 1D) the applicant is eligible for.

M A S H Incentive Rates ($/Watt)
Track 1C - PV System Offsetting one of the following:
  • Common Area Load
  • Non-VNM Tenant Load
  • or VNM Tenant Load with <50% Tenant Benefit
Track 1D - PV System Offsetting:
  • VNM Tenant Load with ≥ 50% Tenant Benefit

Documents for the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program

picture of cover of handbook

Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Handbook

California Public Utilities Commission,
July 2015
, posted 7/31/15
(Acrobat PDF file, 146 pages, 1.9 MB).

MASH Application Forms

The MASH online application portal is PowerClerk. In order to apply for MASH via PowerClerk, applicants will be required to upload certain forms in support of their application. The forms required depend on the specification of the project. For information on what forms are required and how they may be submitted, visit the MASH Application Help Matrix page.

  1. Authorization to Receive Customer Information (CSE Only)
  2. Electrical System Sizing Documentation (XLS File)
  3. Cover Sheet for PU Code 2852 Documentation
  4. Affidavit Ensuring 50% Tenant Economic Benefit
  5. Job Training Affidavit
  6. Field Verification Certification Form
  7. High Cost Justification and Acknowledgement Form
  8. ESA Referral List (CSV File)

Program Resources