Discounts on Solar & EVs Now Available - Limited Time Only!

SunShares Solar Made Simple

Now is the Time to Go Solar or Drive Emissions Free!

For the fifth year in a row, Palo Alto is participating in Bay Area SunShares, a limited time, group-buy program for solar and zero emissions vehicles. SunShares is open to anyone in the nine Bay Area counties. The program offers discounts on rooftop solar and zero emissions vehicles by:

  • Pooling the buying power of homeowners and vehicle buyers
  • Providing vetted contractors 

The 2019 SunShares program officially begins today, August 1, and will continue through November 15. 

Check out the Details Here!

Free SunShares Workshop

September 21

Attend this free, public workshop to learn about the benefits of SunShares. We will share tools and resources to help you install solar and/or start driving emissions free.

The workshop is free, but we ask that you please register

SunShares Workshop

Saturday, September 21

10 am - 12 pm 

Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium

1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto 

More details at 

Register for the workshop.

Special Nissan Leaf Rebates 

In addition to SunShares, Palo Alto Utilities customers are eligible for rebates on a Nissan Leaf electric vehicle. Your community-owned electric utility has partnered with the American Public Power Association (APPA) and Nissan to offer a limited time rebate on the 2019 Nissan Leaf Standard and 2019 Nissan Leaf ePlus. 

Act now! Rebates expire September 30, 2019.

Public power customers and employees are eligible for the rebate. Utilities, joint action agencies and state/regional associations may use the rebate for fleet vehicles.

Learn more and start driving emissions free today!

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Energy Reach Code Meeting

Thursday, August 1


Mitchell Park Community Center - El Palo Alto Room

Planning a remodel in Palo Alto? Attend a meeting to learn about the 2010 Energy Reach Code. This code is the basis for energy efficiency requirements and other energy related building design features for new construction and renovation projects in the city. Register here.

Calculate the Benefits of Solar & EVs

You can use the City of Palo Alto's Solar PV Calculator and EV Calculator to run a quick assessment of your home's solar potential and see the benefits of combining rooftop solar with an electric vehicle. Learn more about driving emissions-free in Palo Alto at

For the latest updates on SunShares in Palo Alto, visit the City of Palo Alto's SunShares webpage, or send your questions to

Visit the City's Solar website to learn more about solar programs in Palo Alto. 

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Your Trusted Energy Advisor

(650) 713-3411

If SunShares has you thinking about lowering your energy bill, consider other ways to make your home more efficient and save money! Schedule a Genie house call and receive a customized roadmap to cost effective home performance improvements.

Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates

Electric heat pump water heaters are greener, safer, and more efficient than natural gas powered water heaters. The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is currently offering a rebate of up to $1500 to residents who install a high efficiency, electric heat pump water heater. CPAU also offers up to $500 for residents upgrading from an electric resistance water heater to a heat pump water heater, which is three to five times more efficient. 

Find out if a heat pump water heater is right for you. 

Refrigerator Recycling Rebates

Did you know that an old refrigerator could be one of the highest energy using appliances in your home?CPAU is offering a $50 rebate for your old fridge or freezer. Free pickup from your home or office is included. Schedule your pickup at (888) 540-7756 or

Electric Induction Cooktop Loaner Program 

Go electric with an electric induction cooktop! Not sure about it? Try one out for free with a new loaner program offered by CPAU and Acterra. Reserve your induction cooktop loaner by emailing Acterra or completing a registration form online.

Contact Us to Learn More About our Programs!

Call (650) 329-2241
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