Bay Area SunShares
Bay Area SunShares is your opportunity to make a deeper commitment to local, clean energy and make your home resilient to the effects of climate change. Administered by the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3), SunShares offers discounts on solar and battery storage to Bay Area residents, pre-vets the contractors, and offers informational webinars. For more information and to secure your discount, visit the SunShares website before November 30, 2020!
Join SunShares and their pre-vetted solar providers at a live webinar to understand how the SunShares discount works and the basics of solar technology. Plus, receive in-depth information about how solar and battery storage can work for your home through live Q&A. RSVP now to a webinar on October 21.
Note: While SunShares is offered to employees living or working in the Bay Area, the City of San José does not endorse the selected solar or battery storage contractor(s). Any resident who enters into the SunShares program does so in his/her personal capacity and his/her own risk and expressly holds the SunShares partners harmless from any liability associated with his/her decision to participate in this program for services for his/her personal project.
Federal Tax Credit
Federal tax credits are available through 2021 for solar panels installed on a home you own and use as a residence. Credits are currently at 30% for tax year 2019, but decrease to 26% for tax year 2020, and 22% for tax year 2021. There will be no tax credits from tax year 2022 onwards.
California Solar Initiative-Thermal Program
Offers cash rebates on solar water heating systems for single-family residences, multi-family, and commercial properties. The rebate program is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission as part of the California Solar Initiative.