Bring New Value & Revenue Streams

To Your Multifamily Affordable Housing Properties

Solar on multifamily residences significantly saves operating costs by generating energy on-site and offsetting utility electricity rates.

Did you know most multifamily property owners spend about 10% of annual operating costs on energy? Once the initial investment in solar is recovered, property owners and tenants enjoy essentially free energy for decades!

Solar Incentives That Cover Nearly ALL Install Costs

Leverage California’s SOMAH Program

California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) program provides financial incentives that substantially offset the costs of solar systems for multifamily buildings.

Designed to maximize community benefits, the program requires most of the system to directly power tenant meters. It provides incentives for common area loads—more than 3,500 properties across the state qualify for the program. Your property may be eligible!

  • Reduce Operating Costs
  • Tenant Utility Savings
  • Return On Investment
  • Increased Curb Appeal
  • Increased Property Value
  • Support A Healthy California

The Benefits Of SOMAH

Program Services

The SOMAH program provides a suite of no-cost technical assistance and other services that make going solar easier.

These include Upfront Technical Assistance that helps you evaluate the benefits of solar and get started; Ongoing Technical Assistance that supports you throughout the application and installation process; Tenant Education Resources; and a hotline that helps your tenants understand the project’s impact on their energy bills.

SOMAH Requirements

  • Have a qualified, affordable housing regulatory agreement and five or more rental units.
  • 80% of residents must have income at or below 60% of the area median income or…
  • The property exists in a state-designated disadvantaged community (CalEnviroScreen).
  • Have individually-metered units eligible for virtual net energy metering.
  • Be an existing building with a certificate of occupancy.
  • In PG&E, SDG&E, SCE, Liberty Utilities, or PacifiCorp utility service territory.
About Simmitri

Discover More About Simmitri

28+ Years Of Committed, Dedicated Service

Simmitri is proud to be a customer-centric Bay Area company with a unique holistic approach to optimizing homes and businesses for today…and the future. Since 1995, our team has demonstrated to thousands of satisfied customers expertise in designing and installing commercial solar energy, roof, and modern energy management solutions.

Through our commercial and residential services, community programs, non-profit work, and efforts to Restore The Balance Of Power to consumers (decentralized; away from Big Solar), we’ve become a clear leader by earning an integral and trusted position in California’s solar industry.

Service Areas

Serving The Greater Bay Area, Silicon Valley, & Monterey Bay Coastal Cities

  • San Jose (Headquarters)
  • Santa Clara
  • Morgan Hill
  • Gilroy
  • Campbell
  • And more…