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

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

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Last Call for Solar and Battery Storage Discounts!

The SunShares program deadline is quickly approaching. The last day to sign up is Monday, November 30, 2020. Don't miss out on this opportunity for solar and battery storage discounts from three-vetted solar providers. Be sure to sign up on Bay Area SunShares

Clean Fuel Rewards CA CFR

All Palo Alto residents purchasing electric vehicles are now eligible for a California Clean Fuel Rewards (CFR) Program point-of-sale $1,500 rebate. The City of Palo Alto Utilities is contributing Low Carbon Fuel Standard funds towards this new statewide initiative program. The Clean Fuel Reward is only available at participating auto dealerships.

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Electrify Your Ride With EV Preferred Pricing 

Drive Clean Bay Area is here to help you Electrify Your Ride. This EV Preferred Pricing Campaign is a limited time offer and discounts are only available until December 5, 2020. Better yet, these discounts are stackable with the Clean Fuel Reward so act now. 

Cool Weather Tips for Energy and Water Conservation  

  • Adjust the settings on your thermostat so it is in sync with the schedule that you and your family lead. During winter months, program the temperature to 68°F for the hours that you are home and awake. Lower the temperature at least 10 degrees for the hours you are sleeping or out of the house.
  • Check your irrigation system and turn system off or reduce watering schedule.
  • Weatherstrip and caulk the seals around your doors and windows.
  • Open curtains during the day to let the sunshine in.
  • Close curtains at night to keep the cold out and consider thermal curtains or blinds.
  • Upgrade your attic insulation.
  • Replace your furnace filter.
  • Have your heating system professionally serviced every few years.
  • Check the condition and age of your water heater. 
  • Test your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and replace batteries if needed.
  • Upgrade all your lighting to LEDs, including holiday lights.
  • Unless you are having a fire in your fireplace, keep the damper closed. Consider a chimney pillow/balloon if you never use your fireplace.
  • Use smart power strips for home entertainment and home office equipment.
  • Contact the Home Efficiency Genie for free over the phone efficiency advice for saving energy, water and keeping your home comfortable all year around.

Check out more tips on our Efficiency Tips page

Calculate the Benefits of Solar & EVs


You can use the City of Palo Alto's Solar Calculator and EV Calculator to run quick assessments 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

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Recent Events 

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Did you miss out on the "Clean Efficient Heating and Cooling" Webinar?

City of Palo Alto Utilities Home Efficiency Genie hosted an online webinar titled “Clean and Efficient Heating and Cooling” on November 10 to enlighten attendees about advances in heating and cooling systems with an emphasis on efficient, all-electric heat pump systems. The Genie webinar also highlighted the principles of building science which approach homes as a system and reveal how the building shell is a foundation for a healthy, safe, comfortable and efficient home. A recording of this webinar, along with the other two recent Genie webinars on “Understanding and Improving Indoor Air Quality” and “Preparing for Fall” can be found on the CPAU archive of past workshops

Rebate Offers 


Now is the Time to Drive Emissions Free!

Installing EV chargers is now easier than ever with the EV Charging Technical Assistance program. This program provides personalized technical assistance, free of charge, to support owners and managers of multifamily properties, schools and nonprofits. Together with City rebates of up to $80,000 and potential state and local grants, this program makes now the time to install EV charging equipment. Tell your landlord, place of worhip and schools about this free service! 

Check out the details!



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 why a heat pump water heater might be right for you. 

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