sunshares group-buy program: residential solar

Program Available August 1 - November 15, 2019

For the fifth year in a row, the City of 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. SunShares also provides vetted contractors and free technical advice. SunShares is administered by Building Council for Climate Change (BC3), a non-profit working with Bay Area organizations to take collective action on sustainability issues.  

Register for the program at from August 1 through November 15. 

  • Pricing for solar installations can be found at the Bay Area SunShares Solar Discounts page.
  • SunShares discounts on electric vehicles can be found at the Bay Area SunShares EV Discounts page.

Plus - Special Nissan Leaf Rebates for Palo Alto Utilities Customers

In addition to SunShares discounts on electric vehicles, 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!


 Visit for the latest updates on the 2019 SunShares program. 

How Does SunShares Work?

1.     Register online at by November 15. 
2.     Schedule a consultation with one of the two vetted solar installers: SkyTech Solar and Solar Technologies. 
3.     Sign your solar contract by December 31, 2019 to take advantage of program discounts.

4.     Enjoy savings on your electric bill from clean, renewable energy.   

Learn more

View slides from a workshop held on September 21. 

Save this bill insert for quick and easy access to SunShares information.

For more information on the SunShares program, visit or email us at

You can also email questions directly to BC3 at: