Understand the Process

We all play a role in bringing clean energy to your property. It starts by making smart energy choices.

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prepare your property
for energy efficiency
and choose a qualified contractor.

Your Contractor

helps choose the right system size needed for your property, walks you through the necessary forms, and installs your system safely.


reviews your interconnection application, performs an engineering review, completes any necessary system upgrades, and gives final permission to operate.

Your Role in the Process

Get Energy Efficient

Before you install a renewable energy source for your property, it is encouraged you do everything you can to improve your current energy efficiency. A few simple measures can save you money by reducing your overall energy or water consumption. You may be able to save thousands of dollars in up-front costs by reducing the size of the system you will need to install for your property. Understanding your energy usage also will also help to prepare you for an informed discussion with your contractor.

PG&E provides a useful Business Energy Checkup available in the My Account section of this website. This energy-efficiency audit is also required to qualify for some of the rebate and incentive programs offered by PG&E.

Choose a Contractor

Choosing the best renewable energy system for your property begins by finding a qualified contractor. Your contractor will help select the system and sizing that meets your business’s energy needs, as well as arrange the permitting, installation, and site inspections necessary to connect your system to PG&E. If you qualify for rebates or incentives, your contractor also will help to fill out the required application forms. Find qualified contractors in your area.

Find Out About Incentive Programs

Do you know that you may be eligible for rebates or incentives when installing clean energy alternatives for your business? Get the details!

Understand each step toward connecting renewable energy to your property.

Installation Steps


Use the Solar Calculator

  • Get a quick estimate of the cost and size of the system you will need to power your business.

Understand Your Bill

  • Biotech incentives
  • Right Tree Right Place
  • Food Service Incentives