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Group Purchasing: Power in Numbers

Group purchasing programs leverage group buying power to obtain lower prices, attract better financing options, and simplify the installation process for program participants.

San Francisco SunShares

San Francisco SunShares. SF SunShares is an employee group solar discount program offered by the City of San Francisco, the Business Council on Climate Change (BC3), and the non-profit Vote Solar. The first round of SF SunShares, which launched in the summer of 2013, resulted in almost half a megawatt of new residential solar installed throughout the Bay Area!

We are excited to announce SF SunShares II, which will run from September through the end of November 2014. The City and local employers including Genentech, Salesforce, UCSF, ARUP, Virgin America and United Airlines are participating in this program to help their employees / retirees pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable than ever. 

Want to Participate? Any homeowner can sign up individually for SunShares! Please sign-up here  to receive your no cost / obligation solar assessment and discounted solar pricing. Does your business want to participate? Contact us to learn more about future opportunities! Renewables@sfgov.org

For more information on group purchase program models, read our policy brief on group purchasing.

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