SOMAH can help at every step of the way — securing clients, meeting requirements and finding job trainees.

Application Timeline

Step 1

Reservation Request Package

Complete and provide application deposit to reserve funding for 18 months

Step 2

Energy Efficiency Compliance Milestone

Complete whole-building walkthrough audit

Step 3

Proof of Project Milestone

Solar panel interconnection and tenant awareness

Step 4

Progress Payment Pathway

Optional step to receive partial payment

Step 5

Incentive Claim Package

Schedule inspection and receive payment

Ready to get started with SOMAH? Learn more about the application process and access documents .


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Online Bidding Tool

Use the Online Bidding Tool on the TradePro Connect platform to get new SOMAH-qualified leads.

With this platform, eligible contractors can submit competitive proposals to potential clients soliciting project bids. Contractors that have designated a primary account holder will receive an invitation to register for the platform.

Access TradePro Connect


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Job Trainee Eligibility

Contractors on SOMAH projects are required to hire eligible job trainees for all SOMAH installations and meet trainee wage requirements.

The number of trainees and required work hours depends on the size of the system installation. Learn more about job trainee requirements and access the Job Training Portal.

SOMAH is committed to fair hiring. Watch the "Hiring with Purpose: Inclusive Hiring Practices for Solar Employers" webinar or contact workforce@CalSOMAH.org.


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Job Training Organization Directory

Looking to hire job trainees or have positions available for your SOMAH project?

Review the Job Training Organization Directory to connect with organizations that can help.