City of Concord California

News Release

August 14, 2017

Residents offered discounts on solar, zero-emission vehicles

The City of Concord has partnered with the Business Council on Climate Change and more than 50 cities, counties and major employers to launch the annual Bay Area SunShares program, a group buying program to offer residents discounts on rooftop solar installations, zero-emission vehicles, and home vehicle charging stations.

Residents have until Nov. 10 to sign up for the solar program, and must sign a contract with a selected solar provider by Dec. 31 to qualify for the discount. Solar installations are offered at a 15 to 25 percent discount off of market rate installations. To get started, participants can sign up to receive a no-obligation quote for their home by completing the online form at

Partner car dealerships offering zero-emission vehicles, such as the Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf, will also offer substantial discounts to residents of participating organizations that register via the SunShares website.

A free workshop to learn more about the program will be held on Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at Civic Center, 1950 Parkside Drive. Homeowners, renters, and drivers will learn about clean energy options and how to benefit from SunShares. Last year, SunShares helped 145 homeowners make the switch to solar. Registration is available through

“The City of Concord is strongly committed to making our community more sustainable,” said Principal Planner Michael Cass, who manages Concord’s sustainability programs. “We are proud to partner with the Bay Area SunShares Program, which is instrumental in assisting residents and local businesses with the installation of solar panels and purchase of zero-emission vehicles.”

To sign up for the SunShares program, visit

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