Understand the solar process
Learn what's involved in adopting renewable energy
You, your contractor and PG&E all play important roles in bringing clean energy to your property. Learn more about the process.
YOU: You prepare your property for energy efficiency and choose a qualified contractor.
CONTRACTOR: Your contractor helps choose the right system size needed for your property, walks you through the necessary forms and installs your system safely.
PG&E: PG&E reviews your interconnection application, performs an engineering review, completes any necessary system upgrades and gives final permission to operate.
For more details on the role of your contractor and PG&E, along with steps and timelines, visit Understand the Steps to Install and Connect.
Get energy efficient
Before you install a renewable energy source for your property, do everything you can to reduce your current energy use. A few simple measures to lower energy consumption can reduce the size of the system you’ll need. Those measures will save you money–possibly thousands of dollars in up-front costs. Understanding your energy usage also helps you prepare for an informed discussion with your contractor.
PG&E provides a useful energy-efficiency audit, the Business Energy Checkup. This checkup is required to qualify for some of the rebate and business solutions programs PG&E offers.
Take the Business Energy Checkup
Choose a contractor
Selecting the best renewable energy system for your property begins by choosing a qualified contractor. Your contractor can help select the system and sizing that meets your business’s energy needs. Your contractor will also arrange the permitting, installation and site inspections necessary to connect your system to PG&E.
Find a Contractor
See if you qualify for rebate programs
You may be eligible for rebates or incentives when installing clean energy alternatives for your business.