Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing


Technical assistance

Technical assistance is available to all SOMAH participants

SOMAH can provide you with whole-building technical assistance (TA) focused on solar PV, energy efficiency and coordination with other energy-related programs. SOMAH TA is available to property owners and contractors participating in the SOMAH program at any time in the project process. There are two options SOMAH offers if you would like technical assistance.

Upfront TA

Upfront TA services can assist the property owner in understanding the solar potential for their site, the associated costs and the benefits of moving forward with a SOMAH project. Once upfront TA is approved, incentive funds will be earmarked for a period of three months to complete TA and find a contractor.

Request Upfront TA

Standard TA

Standard TA services may be requested throughout the project life cycle and cover topics related to energy efficiency and project financing as well as project management and construction support.

Request Standard TA

SOMAH’s technical assistance service is designed to make the process of going solar easy for you and help you integrate your solar project into other programs and projects you may be participating in. The service covers a wide range of project-related elements, including:

  • Energy efficiency and compliance requirements
  • Clean energy program coordination and referrals
  • Sizing of solar PV systems based on historical consumption, planned energy upgrades and on-site solar PV potential
  • Soliciting and comparing contractor bids
  • Completing virtual net energy metering allocations
  • Financing information
  • Understanding utility bill statements and potential postinstallation bill impacts
  • General project management and construction support

See the SOMAH Program Handbook for a detailed list.

Eligible SOMAH solar contractor or property owner