CSI—Application Forms and Documentation

The California Solar Initiative (CSI) Residential PV program in PG&E’s service area has received sufficient capacity on the Waitlist to cover any additional funding. PG&E is no longer accepting new residential CSI applications. Please check back for future updates or consult with your contractor if you have already submitted an application. For more information, please visit the What’s New section.

If you are a non-residential customer with a system size of >10 kW (3-Step), please go to the business handbook and forms page.

If you have been issued a CSI Reservation and are ready to claim an incentive, please follow the steps listed below.

Incentive Claim Documents

1a. Gather and Complete All Required Documents
Expand the areas below for descriptions.

Other Documents that may be required for Residential Projects

1b. Submit the Incentive Claim Form using PowerClerk

  1. Go to the PowerClerk website and login.
  2. From the homepage, locate the application use the search field.
  3. Once displayed, click "edit" to begin the Incentive Claim Form.
  4. Complete each section of the application and review for accuracy.
  5. Attach PDFs of required documents.*
  6. Submit your completed application.
  7. Print a copy for your records, if necessary (you will need access to a printer).

*Will require PDF conversion software to convert files into PDF format.

All CSI Incentive Claims must be submitted electronically using the attachment feature in PowerClerk. Mailed-in Incentive Claims are not accepted. Please visit PowerClerk to register.

Note: Equipment information submitted on the Interconnection Agreement and the Incentive Claim Form must match. If there is a discrepancy, additional information will be requested before the incentive payment is made. Learn more about interconnection. All systems 10 kW and smaller are prohibited from receiving Performance Based Incentive (PBI) payments and instead must receive an up-front Expected Performance-Based Buydown (EPBB) payment.

 

Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH)

The Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program provides incentives to offset the project costs of installing solar on multifamily low income housing buildings in California. The goal of the MASH is to incorporate high levels of energy efficiency and high performing solar systems to help enhance the overall quality of affordable housing.

Step 1: Reservation Request

1a. Gather and Complete All Required Documents
Expand the areas below for more information and links to documents.

Other Documents that may be required for MASH Projects

1b. Submit a new CSI Reservation Request Form electronically using PowerClerk, our online application management database/tool.

  1. Go to the PowerClerk website.
  2. Login or click on CSI Applicant Registration, if you are a first-time user.
  3. From the homepage, select the appropriate Program Administrator and Project Type.
  4. Click on New Incentive Application to begin your Reservation Request Form.
  5. Complete each section of the application and review for accuracy.
  6. Attach PDFs of required documents.*
  7. Submit your completed application.
  8. Print a copy for your records, if necessary (you will need access to a printer).

*Will require PDF conversion software to convert files into PDF format.

All CSI Reservation Requests must be submitted electronically using the attachment feature in PowerClerk. Mailed-in Reservation Requests will not be accepted. Please visit PowerClerk to register.

1c. Pay Application Fee
PG&E will request the Application Fee from the Host Customer if funding is available for the application. PLEASE NOTE: the Reservation Request will not be approved until the application fee is paid.

kW≤ <kW FEE
10 - 50 = $1,250
50 - 100 = $2,500
100 - 250 = $5,000
250 - 500 = $10,000
500 - 1,000 = $20,000

Step 2: Proof of Project Milestone

2a. Gather and Complete All Required Documents

2b. Submit the Proof of Project Milestone Checklist using PowerClerk

  1. Go to the PowerClerk website and login.
  2. From the homepage, locate the application use the search field.
  3. Once displayed, click "edit" to begin the Incentive Claim Form.
  4. Follow step 5-8. from Step 1b.

Step 3: Incentive Claim Form

3a. Gather and Complete All Required Documents

Other Documents that may be required for MASH Projects

3b. Submit the Incentive Claim Form using PowerClerk

  1. Go to the PowerClerk website and login.
  2. From the homepage, locate the application use the search field.
  3. Once displayed, click "edit" to begin the Incentive Claim Form.
  4. Follow step 5-8. from Step 1b.

All CSI Incentive Claims must be submitted electronically using the attachment feature in PowerClerk. Mailed-in Incentive Claims will not be accepted. Please visit PowerClerk to register.

Note: Equipment information submitted on the Interconnection Agreement and the Incentive Claim Form must match. If there is a discrepancy, additional information will be requested before the incentive payment is made. Learn more about interconnection.

Contact Us

Email
solar@pge.com

Phone
Solar Customer Service Center 1-877-743-4112 (general solar inquiries)

Mailing Address
PG&E Solar and Customer Generation - CSI
PO Box 7433
San Francisco, CA 94120

Street Address (for overnight deliveries)
PG&E Solar and Customer Generation - CSI
245 Market St., MC N7R
San Francisco, CA 94105-1797