Bay Area SunShares
Using group buying power to make it easier for Bay Area residents to access solar and electric vehicles.
Bay Area SunShares brings together more than 50 large companies and Bay Area cities to offer free education and discounts on solar, electric vehicles, and other sustainable products to all Bay Area residents. Since 2013, the program has resulted in 400 homes installing more than 5 megawatts of solar throughout the Bay Area.
To sign up for SunShares and learn more about the program visit www.bayareasunshares.org.
Joint Corporate Renewable Energy Procurement
Expanding business access to renewable energy through aggregation.
As the cost of renewable energy has plummeted, more than 125 major corporations have set 100% renewable energy targets. Yet businesses looking to procure renewable energy still face a major obstacle: only the largest companies have the expertise and economies of scale to access the largest, most economic projects. In response, a group of BC3 member companies embarked on an effort to prove the viability of a model that will allow small companies to aggregate their energy demand in pursuit of renewable energy projects. BC3 will share lessons learned once the pilot project is complete.