About Multi-Family Solar


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. 

Request a free solar consultation to determine the best options for your property.

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.