- Financial incentives
- Lower your bills
- Generate electricity at home
- Fight climate change
- Reduce fossil fuel reliance
Pacific Gas and Electric manages the California Solar Initiative in Oakland, giving you access to incentives that will lower your installation costs.
The California Solar Initiative has helped install over 158,000 solar projects since 2007. Contact local solar installers to learn more about how incentives make your solar system more affordable.
Lower your bills
California electricity prices are much higher than the rest of the country, squeezing already-tight budgets of families in Oakland.
By installing solar panels, you’ll be able to generate free electricity on site, significantly lowering your monthly electric bills. Additionally, you could even earn money back if you generate more electricity than you use.
Fight climate change
By 2020, Oakland wants to achieve a 36% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions to fight global warming.
Climate change will impose major ecological, economic, and quality of life risks on Oakland residents in the future. Unfortunately, continued dependence on fossil fuels for energy increases those risks.
By installing solar panels, you reduce your personal reliance on fossil fuels and help Oakland fight climate change. As more residents go solar, greenhouse gas emissions will drop and lead to a more promising future.