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EBCE’s Solar Discount program provides clean, solar energy and an additional 20% discount on your electric bill.
The East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) Solar Discount program makes solar energy accessible to more people including renters and homes unsuitable for solar rooftop installation.
Electric power will be sourced from a local solar development to be selected in the coming months. In the interim, clean energy for this program will be supplied by an existing qualifying solar project.
Solar Discount program participants get the financial benefits of low-cost solar energy while saving an additional 20% on their electric bill on top of CARE or FERA rate discounts.
Phase I of the program included the acquisition of 5.8MWH of energy, enough to power 2,000 households.
Phase II of the program will launch in 2022 at which time eligible customers can voluntarily enroll.
Solar energy is accessible to more people including renters and homes unsuitable for solar rooftop installation.
Eligible customers will receive an additional 20% off their electric bills—on top of CARE and FERA discounts.
Supports local green-jobs training and workforce development programs by enabling job trainees to participate in solar electric system installations.
EBCE’s Solar Discount program is Green-e® Certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at www.green-e.org.
Participants must be EBCE customers and:
Be eligible for CARE or FERA
Live in a designated Disadvantaged Community as defined by the State’s CalEnviroScreen tool.
How to Enroll
EBCE’s Solar Discount is a limited capacity program. We are not accepting applications currently. We plan to launch Phase II of this program in 2022, at which time eligible customers can voluntarily enroll.
For a complete list of resources included in the Solar Discount program, view the following PDF documents: Power Content Label (PDF), the Price Terms & Conditions (PDF), and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).
If you have additional questions about EBCE's Solar Discount program, please contact our call center Monday-Friday at 1-833-699-EBCE (3223) from 9AM-5PM.
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