Update: The deadline for registering for the 2017 Bay Area SunShares group-buy program has passed.  If you would like information about the program for reference, see below. For more information about solar programs in Palo Alto, visit cityofpaloalto.org/solar


About SunShares

For the third year in a row, the City of Palo Alto participated in Bay Area SunShares, a solar group-buy program administered by Building Council for Climate Change (BC3).

This year more than 50 Bay Area cities and major employers participated as outreach partners. As of November 30, 2017 Palo Alto had the highest number of signed solar contracts.  Final numbers for PV capacity installed through the SunShares program will be available by the end of January 2018. 


A SunShares workshop was held in Palo Alto on Saturday, September 23, 2017. A PDF version of the slide deck that was presented at the workshop can be found here

Check the website http://www.bayareasunshares.org/ for more information about the Bay Area SunShares program or email us at sunshares@cityofpaloalto.org

If you are installing solar

The City of Palo Alto offers Net Energy Metering (NEM). The City is approaching the end of its original NEM program and will  be transitioning to a NEM Successor program after December 31, 2017. If you will be signing a solar contract prior to December 31, be sure to complete a NEM reservation form to be eligible for the original NEM program.  Click here to learn the status of our NEM program, and click here for the online application.