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GRID Alternatives Greater Los Angeles helps eligible low-income homeowners save money on their electricity bills by installing solar electric systems at no cost.  Get started by clicking here to see if you pre-qualify for GRID Alternatives Solar Affordable Housing Program.  Below you'll find more information on qualifying for our program.

Qualifications - you must meet all three: 

1) Have a household income below these limits:

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Annual Income Limit:
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Annual Income Limit:
Orange County









Annual Income Limit:
Ventura County









2) Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), Southern California Edison (SCE), or Pasadena Water and Power (PWP) is the utility that provides your electricity (NOTE: Pasadena Homeowners may have additional requirements due to funding program.  Call Gabriel Varela at (310)735-9788 to learn about qualifying in Pasadena).     

3) Own and live in your own home in an Environmentally Disavantaged Community (LADWP homeowners) or an Enterprise Zone or Targeted Employment Area (SCE homeowners) such as:  

  • Unincorporated LA County Areas in (East LA, South LA, North LA, outside the City of Los Angeles)
  • Long Beach
  • Santa Ana 
  • Lynwood
  • South Gate
  • Compton
  • Santa Clarita

In some cases your home may still qualify for our program if you have a resale restriction as part of a special “affordable housing” program or home rehabilitation program. If you think you meet the requirements listed above or want more information, please call (213)213-5899 to start your preliminary screening and application process.  You can also click here to fill out our online client interest form.

Still have questions or want to learn more about the application process? Read our FAQ’s, call us at (213)213-5899 or email



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