Go Solar

Customers can save money for every watt of solar energy installed on homes, businesses, farms, schools, and government and non-profit organizations. With advanced technology, strong new incentives, and innovative financing methods, including Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's) now may be the perfect time for homeowners to go solar. Learn more about solar energy, acquiring permits, fees and other forms of renewable energy.


The California Energy Commission’s California Electric Homes Program is part of the comprehensive statewide solar program. The program provides financial incentives and other support to home builders, encouraging the construction of new, energy efficient solar homes that save homeowners money on their electric bills and protect the environment.

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) presents the California Solar Consumer Protection Guide. The CPUC recommends that solar providers give out this guide during their first contact with potential customers.

Solar Permitting and Guidelines

For information regarding the permit streamlining process for solar projects, please select the following link.  For the latest guidelines regarding solar permitting, please visit the Office of Planning and Research, California Solar Permitting Guidebook.    

The City of San Gabriel's Solar Energy Collectors Code can be found by selecting the link.    

Solar Water Heaters

Click here for information about solar water heaters (carbon reduced, money saved, and incentives).

The Energy Upgrade California includes a link on the main page to find a qualified contractor. Residents are not required to use the contractors listed here but it is important that your contractor is a State Licensed Contractor. You can check to see if a contractor has a valid license with the Contractors State License Board.