Bay Area SunShares

Solar. Simple. Together.

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.

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. 

Program Timeline

  • 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

​For More Info & to Register

To register for the program, please visit
 beginning in early August, 2016. 

Questions or comments? 

Email Nancy Humphrey, Environmental Programs Supervisor or call (510) 596-3728.

Interested in Learning More About Solar?

Visit the City's Energy resources page to learn more!