PG&E and Solar

Understanding how (and why) PG&E Quietly Subsidizes Solar

“Quietly”?

Having “Quietly” as part of the subtitle of this site, Understanding How (and why) PG&E Quietly Subsidizes Solar, is a bit provocative. But it’s accurate. Unlike famous programs in Germany, Spain, Ontario, and elsewhere, PG&E does not have a generous rebate on day 1, pulling you to participate. Instead it has some painful price tiers that push you to eliminate the pain. From a marketing standpoint, this is a disaster for PG&E; the benefits of switching to solar are buried. But for consumers willing to take the time to look at their bills, and understand PG&E’s different pricing programs, adding solar can be a no-brainer.

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