Emeryville has teamed up with other Bay Area cities and the San Francisco-based Business Council on Climate Change (BC3) to provide a solar group-purchasing (bulk buy) program for homeowners.
Called SunShares, the program will pool the buying power of individual participants to get more competitive pricing from solar companies, making going solar easier and more affordable than ever for residents. This year's SunShares program is available to participants throughout the Bay Area, offering homeowners the opportunity to receive a discounted price on the purchase or lease of solar for their homes as well as for electric vehicles.
Late July: Program Vendor Selection
1st Week of August: Participant Registration Opens
Last Week of October: Participant Registration Closes
Mid-November: Participant Deadline to Sign Contract
Spring 2017: Solar Installations Completed
Participating Communities / Organizations
The following communities and organizations have signed on to support the SunShares effort. These cities, counties, and employers will work with the program to provide outreach and education regarding the benefirts of solar and EVs, and will be promote the program directly to their respective populations. Together, these organizations represent nearly 2 million people!
Communities: Antioch, Berkeley, Brisbane, Burlingame, Daly City, Emeryville, Foster City, Fremont, Hayward, Lafayette, Menlo Park, Oakland, Palo Alto, Piedmont, Redwood City, San Carlos, San Mateo County, City and County of San Francisco, StopWaste (Alameda County), Union City, Walnut Creek
Employer/Member Organizations: Arup, Autodesk, Blue Shield of California, Genentech, Google, Oracle, NVIDIA, Salesforce, University of California San Francisco, United Airlines, US Green Building Council, VMware, Webcor Builders, Workday