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Apartment buildings and condo homeowners' assocations (HOA's) can install solar electric systems to reduce common area electric bills, such as outdoor and garage lighting -- and install solar hot water systems to heat a swimming pool or provide centralized hot water heating for the building.  Eligible Southern California Edison customers can reduce resident electric bills with "virtual net metering" through a Multi-Family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program.  Qualifying Los Angeles DWP customers can sell rooftop solar power directly to the utility.

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A 30% federal tax credit helps reduce the upfront cost of commercial solar. Accelerated cost-recovery and bonus depreciation further increase the return on your investment.


Rebate funds are available from most Los Angeles area utilities to reduce upfront costs for onsite generation.  California utilities are required to credit customer electric bills at full retail rates for each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of grid-connected solar power generated on the customer premises. 


Southern California Edison's MASH program allows rooftop solar electric systems to power individual tenant meters in qualifying multi-family affordable housing properties.

Los Angeles DWP' Solar Feed-in Tariff program allows eligible customers to install solar panels and sell solar electricity at a fixed rate to the utility over a long-term contract, usually twenty years.


Depending on your city and utility, commercial financing is available in the form of:

  • Solar Leases
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Solar Loans
  • Rooftop Rental Programs

Read more about these solar project-financing options.


Get started now with a free consultation from a pre-qualified solar contractor. 

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Affordable Solar Housing

Carlton Court Apartments in Hollywood saves $8,000 a year in common area electricity costs. Read more.


Solar-Powered Apartments

Sierra Bonita apartments in West Hollywood provides most of its peak daytime electricity from a system installed by PermaCity.  Read more.

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  1. SunGreen Systems

    SunGreen Systems

    SunGreen Systems is a Southern California EPC (Engineer, Procurement and Construction) company founded in 2009 by a group of highly experienced professionals from the fields of architecture, development and energy conservation. Learn More
  2. PermaCity Solar

    PermaCity Solar

    PermaCity Solar was founded with the sole purpose of designing, installing and maintaining solar electric and thermal systems. Our residential systems are installed to the highest standards on some of Los Angeles’ finest homes. Commercial clients include Costco, American Apparel, LAUSD, SMMUSD, LA County and Americold. Learn More
  3. California Solar Initiative - Solar Water Heating Rebate

    California Solar Initiative - Solar Water Heating Rebate

    The California Solar Initiative provides up to $350 million for solar water heating systems, with $250 million is reserved for systems that will displace natural gas powered water heaters, and $100 million is set aside for systems replacing electric water heaters. Learn More
  4. California Solar Initiative - Multi-Family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH)

    California Solar Initiative - Multi-Family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH)

    The California Solar Initiative provides financial incentives to customers of Southern California Edison and other investor-owned utilities with a $108 million solar incentive program for the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program. Learn More
  5. LADWP - Solar Feed-in Tariff Program

    LADWP - Solar Feed-in Tariff Program

    The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is accepting applications beginning February 1, 2013 for the first 20 megawatts of photovoltaic installations of a 100 megawatt Feed-in-Tariff solar power purchase program. The application period will remain open through June 28, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Learn More

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