Solar customers in Palo Alto

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) is here to help with any questions you may have regarding your residential solar PV system in Palo Alto. Contact CPAU if you have questions about solar PV system billing and rates.


PHONE: (650) 329-2161

Net Energy Metering participants

Solar customers in Palo Alto have a special billing arrangement that enables them to be credited for excess solar power they export to the grid. Learn more about NEM and solar rates through the resources below.



solar rates 


Net Energy metering


NEM election form


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