GRID Alternatives was selected by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to administer the Disadvantaged Communities - Single-family Solar Homes (DAC-SASH) program. The program will provide $8.5 million in incentives for households in environmental justice communities to go solar.


Prompted by Assembly Bill (AB) 327, the CPUC approved the DAC-SASH program to increase the adoption of clean, affordable solar by residential customers living in disadvantaged communities. DAC-SASH runs through 2030, and builds on California’s long-standing and successful Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program. To qualify for DAC-SASH, customers must meet income qualifications and live in the top 25 percent most disadvantaged communities statewide using the CalEnviroScreen

Like SASH, the DAC-SASH program will integrate job training opportunities into every project, creating ladders of opportunity for individuals from all backgrounds to access well-paid jobs in California’s solar industry, and ensuring lasting community impact. 

GRID will be accepting applications to DAC-SASH through our Energy for All program. Energy for All bundles state funding for solar with other local incentives and private philanthropy to make solar technology available at no-to-very-low cost to our clients.

To see if you qualify, click here. Interested in job training? Click here.

Program objectives:

  • Maximize financial savings for low-income households who need it the most.
  • Enhance long-term economic self-sufficiency in low-income communities by providing community members with access to “green jobs” training and solar employment opportunities.
  • Ensure consumer protection and long-term participant benefit.
  • Provide education on energy efficiency and existing programs that can provide further benefits to families.
  • Increase data collection and public reporting.
  • Ensure robust participation and access across IOU territories.

Provide input:

GRID Alternatives hosted an introductory webinar on April 8th, 2019, to inform stakeholders of GRID's proposal for implementing the DAC-SASH program. The slide deck for the webinar can be found here.

Stakeholders are invited to respond to guided questions and share their feedback with GRID prior to submission of the DAC-SASH Program Handbook. Questions can be found on the Request for Stakeholder Input document. Please submit responses as an email attachment in Word document format to dacsash@gridalternatives.org no later than close-of-business on Monday, April 15th, 2019.