• Request for Proposals

    from Bay Area Solar Companies

    To be considered for selection as a Provider for the 2020 SunShares program, please review the RFP documents, and submit by June 5, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

  • What is Bay Area SunShares?

    The goal of the 2020 SunShares program, a solar customer lead generation program, is to drive adoption of residential solar in the San Francisco Bay Area through a partnership focused on localized marketing efforts, which in turn will help to reduce the cost of solar through a limited-time group procurement model.

    The San Francisco Business Council on Climate Change (BC3), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is seeking qualified firms, on behalf of its Bay Area SunShares program (SunShares), to submit proposals for the design, procurement and installation of residential solar photovoltaic (“PV”) systems based upon the scope of work contained in this Request for Proposals (“RFP”).

  • How to apply to be a selected solar provider in 2020


    Complete RFP application

    Complete the Bay Area SunShares RFP application. Access documents below...


    Provide discount

    Provide a 15% discount for a full, turn-key solar installation


    Submit proposal

    Send your proposal by Friday, June 5, 2020 at 5:00PM PST.

  • What to expect if selected as a SunShares program provider:


    High quality leads

    1,000 solar leads during August thru November, 2020


    Customer Care

    Reduced customer acquisition efforts



    Reduced marketing costs


    Community Effort

    Part of a local, community-wide effort to increase residential solar adoption

  • RFP & Program Timeline

    All dates subject to change


    RFP Announced

    Proposals Due

    Installer(s) Selected

    Registration Begins

    Registration Ends

    Participant Deadline to Sign Installer Contract

    Installations Completion Goal


    April 6, 2020

    June 5, 2020 by 5:00PM

    June 19, 2020

    August 1, 2020

    November 15, 2020

    December 31, 2020

    Spring 2021

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about the SunShares RFP application process....please reach out!