About SunShares

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

This year more than 40 Bay Area communities and companies are participating as outreach partners. Three solar installers have been vetted and selected to provide no-cost solar consultations and discounted solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations:

  • SkyTech Solar
  • PetersenDean Roofing and Solar
  • Solar Technologies

In addition, discounts on the 2017 Nissan Leaf (electric vehicle) and Toyota Mirai (hydrogen fuel cell vehicle) are available through the following dealerships:

  • Premier Nissan of San Jose
  • Nissan San Francisco
  • San Francisco Toyota

Discounts on EV charging equipment and installation can also be found on the Discounts page of the Bay Area SunShares website under "Additional Products" in the "Solar Technologies" section. 

Check the website http://www.bayareasunshares.org/ for detailed information about discounts. You can email questions directly to BC3 at: sunshares@bc3sfbay.org

Program registration opened August 7th, 2017.

Who is eligible to participate?

Anyone living in the Nine Bay Area Counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma) or Yolo or Sacramento Counties.

How SunShares works

1. Register online at http://www.bayareasunshares.org/ by November 10th
2. Schedule a consultation with one of the three vetted solar installers: SkyTech Solar, PetersenDean Roofing and Solar, and Solar Technologies or contact a participating vehicle dealership.
3. Sign your solar contract by December 31, 2017 to take advantage of the discounted program pricing.

Learn more

For more information on the new SunShares program, visit http://www.bayareasunshares.org/ or email us at sunshares@cityofpaloalto.org

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.

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2017