Are you interested in installing solar panels but unsure if they’ll fit your house, or your budget? The City of Redwood City has joined “Peninsula SunShares,” an initiative that will help many Bay Area homeowners to go solar. By brokering bulk rates with leading solar vendors, the Peninsula SunShares program allows local residents to receive discounts on solar installations. Free community workshops, beginning in April, will also be held in different venues over the next three months to explain the program and help people enroll.
“We’re excited to offer Peninsula SunShares to the people who live and work in Redwood City, ” City Manager Bob Bell commented. “Solar panels are a great source of clean, renewable energy, and can save residents hundreds of dollars per year on their electric bills. In addition, increased use of solar power helps accomplish the City’s Climate Action Plan.”
The 2015 Peninsula SunShares program is available for homeowners living in the City of Redwood City or working in participating communities but living throughout the nine Bay Area counties. Multiple financing options are being offered including direct purchase, leasing, power purchase agreements and Property Assessed Clean Energy financing.
Here’s how it works:
- Sign-up. Peninsula SunShares helps residents understand the basics of solar and if plugging into the sun could be a good fit for their homes. Register by June 30th to receive a no-cost and no-obligation proposal.
- Schedule. The program has screened and selected two local and highly qualified solar installers (Sunrun, Inc. and Skytech Solar). Peninsula SunShares will work with you and the installers to schedule your home solar evaluation. Once you receive a proposal, there is no obligation to move forward with your project.
- Install. If you decide to move forward with solar installation, sign your contract by July 31, 2015 to take advantage of the discounted program pricing. A range of financing options is available.
Peninsula SunShares is organized by Foster City in partnership with Vote Solar, the cities of Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos and San Mateo County.
For more information on the program and to view a free workshop schedule, please visit: http://www.mygroupenergy.com/peninsula. Or visit http://www.redwoodcity.org