Produce clean energy for your home



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Follow these steps to get started



Prepare your home

Make your home energy efficient before installing a renewable energy source to maximize your investment. Complete a Home Energy Checkup and receive customized recommendations. Take a free Home Energy Checkup.



Find the right contractor

PG&E can recommend resources and questions to ask when choosing a contractor. Find a contractor.



Do the math

Understand the financial considerations and benefits of investing in renewable energy. Explore leasing versus purchasing options, estimate the size of the system you need using our solar calculator and find out if you are eligible for incentives. Visit Financing Options for Solar and Renewable Energy Systems.



Choose the ideal renewable energy technology for your home

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.