Choose the ideal renewable energy technology for your home

You can promote a healthy environment and a bright future by producing clean energy for your home. PG&E can help you find the right technology to meet your home’s energy needs and take advantage of California’s abundant sun, wind and other natural resources for power.

Solar

BEST FOR:WHAT TO CONSIDER:
SOLAR PANELSSOLAR PANELS

Solar panels work well on homes with plenty of rooftop space exposed to the sun with minimal shading for at least six hours a day, ideally from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Solar panels can last more than 25 years. Make sure your roof is no more than seven years old to avoid reinstalling panels a second time.

BEST FOR:WHAT TO CONSIDER:
SOLAR PANELSSolar Panels

Homes with plenty of rooftop space exposed to the sun with minimal shading for at least six hours a day, ideally from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Solar panels can last more than 25 years. Make sure your roof is no more than seven years old to avoid reinstalling panels a second time.

SOLAR WATER HEATINGSolar Water Heating

Homes consuming large amounts of hot water, with plenty of roof space exposed to the sun.

You may need space for a solar storage tank near your existing water heater.

BATTERIES / ENERGY STORAGEAdvanced Energy Storage (AES)

Combining with renewable systems to supplement intermittent energy when needed.

Battery systems require space the size of a large appliance.