Sign up now to save money, reduce energy bills, and prepare for power outages
Get discount rates on rooftop solar and backup battery storage by pooling your buying power with others — and learn how to do so at a webinar series.
Two limited-time group buying programs available to homeowners, Bay Area SunShares and Resilient Home, offer free site evaluations and quotes, pre-negotiated price discounts, and other incentives for rooftop solar and battery storage.
These programs, combined with a 30% federal tax credit for rooftop solar, can help put clean, carbon-free renewable energy within reach of more Berkeley households.
Rooftop solar can lower utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the value of your home. Battery backups allow you to store energy for later use, which can help keep essential devices like medical equipment and refrigerators running during power outages.
Learn about the benefits of home solar from the Sunshares program
When you sign-up for SunShares, you'll get a no-cost, no-obligation site evaluation to determine if your home is suitable for home solar, battery storage, or both. If you decide to proceed, you can choose to work with any of three vetted solar installers selected by a community evaluation committee.
Contracts must be signed by December 31, 2022, and installations take place in Spring 2023.
- Thursday, September 22, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
- Tuesday, October 11, noon–1:00 pm
- Wednesday, November 9, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Bay Area Sunshares offers pricing 15% below the average market rate on rooftop solar and 10% discounts on battery storage, which can be installed with a new or existing solar system.
Register at bayareasunshares.org by November 15 to participate in this limited-time program.
Solar and battery backup system from Resilient Home program
Resilient Home participants also have an opportunity to earn compensation for sharing stored power back during high demand, and may be eligible for a $500 installation incentive.
- Bay Area SunShares
- Bay Area SunShares webinars
- Resilient Home program from East Bay Community Energy