For Multifamily Affordable Housing

Reserve your SOMAH funding with GRID Bay Area today!

SOMAH rebates can offset the entire cost - if not all - of your solar investment to reduce your risk and increase tenant satisfaction. 

GRID Alternatives Bay Area is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been installing solar systems exclusively for low-income communities since 2004. GRID Bay Area is a proven and trusted solar installer with an innovative workforce development program that integrates job training into every aspect of our work. Our model has informed public programs such as SASH, MASH and now SOMAH.

Every GRID installation is a job training opportunity that can be extended to your residents. We work with affordable housing partners to provide career development services for residents including on-site and free classroom solar education and hands-on training.

We offer expertise in:

  • Turn-key commercial solar installations
  • Portfolio wide solar and financial analysis
  • Extensive job training and workforce development programming
  • Resyndication and rehab planning
  • Custom-tailored financing options
  • Transparent bid and proposal preparation

What is SOMAH?

SOMAH is the largest investment in solar on multifamily affordable housing to date in California. The program will be funded up to $1 billion dollars with a target of 300 megawatts installed through 2030.

The Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program benefits you and your tenants! SOMAH rebates can offset most if not all of the solar installation cost, reducing your operating cost while extending significant utility bill savings to your residents.

As a mission-aligned nonprofit, GRID Alternatives Bay Area provides turnkey solar installation services in a way no other solar contractor can.


Contact Shamir Chauhan
Director of Multifamily and Commercial Development