• About Bay Area SunShares


    What is SunShares?

    SunShares is an annual, limited-time program that offers discounts on residential solar and EV's. The goal of SunShares is to use the power of community to increase clean energy and fight climate change. Studies show that we have the technology to build a future powered by 100% clean energy (check out this infographic on California from The Solutions Project). However, the study also shows that many people still think solar or electric vehicles are too costly or too complex to incorporate into their daily lives.


    SunShares aims to make it simple and more affordable to go solar or purchase an electric vehicle by:

    • Pooling the buying power of homeowners/vehicle buyers
    • Providing vetted contractors 
    • Offering free, third party technical advice that helps inform customer decision-making

    How to access the SunShares solar and EV discounts?

    SunShares registration is open from August - November each year. When the program is open you can register online to access the discounts and educational resources. At this time, the SunShares' registration is closed and the discount offerings will be announced in July 2020. If you submit your email address, we'll send you program announcements and let you know when the next round of SunShares is open.

    Who's eligible to participate?

    Anyone living in the nine Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco,San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma) or Yolo or Sacramento counties is eligible to participate in SunShares. Some vendors may only be able to service certain areas or may charge extra for services in certain areas. Please visit our discounts page for more.

    Who's behind the program?

    The 2020 Bay Area SunShares program is administered by the Business Council on Climate Change (a fiscally sponsored project of the 501(c)3 organization, Community Initiatives), on behalf of a group of cities, counties, major employers, and membership organizations, including the outreach partners below.