Solar Electricity

Today it makes economical sense to install solar
Overview
Even in a place as foggy as San Francisco, there's more than enough sunlight to make solar electric systems not only technically feasible, but also financially attractive.
SF Solar Map
This innovative, award-winning tool allows San Francisco residents and businesses to evaluate their building's solar resource potential. Find your home or building on the map to see your solar electric or water heating potential.
Solar@Work
By leveraging group purchasing power, local small and mid-sized commercial property owners have secured a 20% discount for the buying group and can access streamlined financing options to install solar PV for little to $0 down.
GoSolarSF Incentive
To accelerate the adoption of solar electric systems in San Francisco, the City is offering incentives to San Francisco residents, businesses, and non-profits to install solar on their properties.

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Read about solar installation and stories that highlight how solar power is saving money, cutting carbon, bringing smiles, and changing lives in SF.  San Franciscans share their solar experiences in our catalogue of case studies.

 
Group purchasing allows residents, non-profits, or commercial property owners to leverage their collective purchasing power to secure significant discounts. Find out how to engage your neighbors or colleagues to explore what group purchasing can do for you.Read>
In San Francisco, there's more than enough sunlight to make solar electricity feasible and financially attractive!Read>
Find out which financial incentives are available to help reduce the cost of installing solar in San Francisco.Read>
Solar leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) are two 3rd-party ownership options that allow consumers to install solar energy systems without the upfront cost and allow non-profit organizations to take advantage of tax-related incentives.Read>
Find a highly qualified, licensed contractor to install your solar PV system in San Francisco.Read>

Additional Information for Solar Electricity

CleanPowerSF
CleanPowerSF is the City's Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program, which allows cities and counties to pool their citizens' purchasing power to buy electricity.
Free Solar Classes at PG&E's Pacific Energy Center
The Pacific Energy Center offers free educational classes on energy efficiency and renewable energy topics.
GoSolarSF Certified Installer List
Customers may enter into contracts/agreements with these Installers to perform installations that qualify for the GoSolarSF incentive
Vote Solar
Weekly webinar series on timely and important solar issues. Each Wednesday 'Get Some Sun' features fresh perspectives that help shed light on all issues solar.
Solar in Action in San Francisco
San Francisco's Challenges and Successes on the Path toward a Solar-Powered Community