Interested in going solar in Palo Alto? The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) has information and resources to help you get started.  

Solar in Palo Alto

CPAU has been supporting the adoption of residential rooftop solar systems since 1999. Learn more about the background and benefits of solar in Palo Alto, or dive right in and see how installing solar affects your utility bill, and steps for going solar.

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                                               To view Frequently Asked Questions, visit our Solar FAQ page.

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