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Renewable Energy & Financing

Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) is San Mateo County’s official electricity provider offering cleaner electricity at lower rates. With Peninsula Clean Energy, at least 50% of your electricity comes from renewable sources like wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower. This is nearly twice the renewable energy that PG&E provides their customers. PG&E will continue to deliver the electricity and maintain the power lines to your home or business. It’s a great combination of the same reliability we’re used to, but with more renewable power at low rates. Peninsula Clean Energy customers have the option to opt-up to 100% renewable and carbon-free electricity at a slight premium. Find out more information at

Peninsula Clean Energy also provides incentives for solar and battery back-up systems. Learn more at

Peninsula Clean Energy

To help finance energy upgrades, water conservation, and more, homeowners and commercial property owners throughout the County can take advantage of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing. PACE is an affordable, long-term financing option that is repaid on your property taxes over a period of up to 20 years. Property owners receive 100% financing of improvement costs and projects can be cash-flow positive from day one. No up-front cash investment is required.

PACE financing can fund solar installation, water conservation, energy efficiency, and more. Find out more about which PACE providers are available in your jurisdiction:

GoGreen Financing provides funding for energy efficiency projects for residential buildings, affordable multifamily properties, and small businesses. Visit the website to see what types of projects qualify:

SunWork provides solar installation on homes with small energy footprints; visit the website to learn more.

GRID Alternatives provides job trainings and no-cost solar installations for low-income households; visit the website to learn more.

Bay Area SunShares provides discounts on solar installations; sign up to receive announcements.