We’ll update this page as our responses change during this rapidly evolving public health crisis.

We initiated the following actions to help slow the spread of the virus while allowing our partners and program participants to continue benefiting from SOMAH. The following changes are current and will remain in place until further notice.

  • Effective June 15, 2020, application deadlines will revert back to the typical program timelines (example: 20 day suspension period), as outlined in the Program Handbook.
    • From March 17 to June 15, 2020, all application deadlines and milestone due dates were granted a 60-day extension.
  • In-person events, trainings and forums will take place virtually when possible or be postponed or canceled when not.


The SOMAH PA is dedicated to offering flexibility during this time. If you are experiencing COVID-19 related delays with your application, extensions will be granted on an as-needed basis. Please contact the SOMAH PA at contact@CalSOMAH.org to request an extension.

According to the California Energy Commission and statewide orders, solar installers are identified as essential workers. All essential workers should continue to follow health and safety guidelines set forth by local and statewide public health offices.