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New Solar Program& Electric Vehicle Program Available this Fall

The City of Walnut Creek is excited to announce that SunShares is back again this year!

SunShares is a renewable energy program making it easier and more affordable for Bay Area residents to go solar or purchase an electric vehicle. SunShares offers discounts, free workshops, and helps renters learn more about their clean energy options.

To sign up for more information, visit: www.bayareasunshares.org

How SunShares works

  1. Workshops are held to help residents understand the basics of solar, financing options, electric vehicles, and options as a renter and to answer questions. Get details and RSVP for the September 28 Contra Costa workshop in Concord from 7-8 PM or RSVP for a webinar covering the same material.
  2. Three pre-vetted solar installers were selected and will work with you to schedule your home solar evaluation. Register by November 10th to receive a no-cost, no-obligation solar proposal.
  3. Sign your solar contract by December 31st, 2017 to move forward with solar installation and take advantage of the discounted program pricing.
  4. Preview the electric vehicle offerings. To see the deals and to receive your discount code, register at www.bayareasunshares.org by November 10, 2017.

It's that simple! Contact the non-profit program administrator BC3 with any questions at sunshares@bc3sfbay.org

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The City of Walnut Creek is proud to introduce Walnut Creek Saves, a new community program designed to save residents energy and water and to lower monthly bills. Walnut Creek Saves is administered by WattzOn and offered as a part of the City’s efforts to address climate change and reach their sustainability goals. The program has been successfully run in over thirty communities across the country including in neighboring cities like Benicia and Livermore. Sign up today by visiting www.WalnutCreekSaves.org or by calling 1-800-314-5997.

Walnut Creek Saves is a free program available to all residents, homeowners or renters, which offers the following benefits: free home consultations where residents learn how to save energy, water and money and free access to an online energy saving account  called “The Energy Center” to encourage continued savings after the consultations (the “Energy Center” is a great tool to use even if the resident decides to opt out of the home consultation). Furthermore, this program helps build a stronger local economy by creating discretionary income which is spent locally and by offering training and paid internships in energy efficiency to local high school students.

California Youth Energy Services in Walnut Creek

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In the summer of 2016, Rising Sun partnered with the City of Walnut Creek for a second year to host the California Youth Services program. CYES employed 4 Walnut Creek youth and served 231 Walnut Creek area residents.

Rising Sun Energy Center, a nonprofit, partners with cities and PG&E Energy Watch Partnerships to deliver the California Youth Energy Services (CYES) program. CYES employs local youth to perform energy efficiency and water conservation assessments and installations in local homes - at no cost to the customer. The program provides a positive experience for the local youth adults enabling them to make a difference in their community, helping the environment, and shaping their future success.