Renewable Energy Resources

Solar Works provides the links below for useful information to help you make an informed decision about investing in a solar electric system. We also welcome your questions via email or phone: or (707) 829-8282

Local Solar Resources

  • Solar Sonoma County is a
 consortium of solar contractors and suppliers, local municipalities, and
 community groups. A program of the Center for Climate Protection, Solar Sonoma County provides impartial information about local solar installers.
  • The County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division serves county residents and businesses as a central clearinghouse of information about energy efficiency, water conservation and solar energy improvements. Among the services offered are free, unbiased solar consultations to compare solar bids for residential and commercial properties, discussion of financing options and information about the federal tax credit.
  • Sonoma County Energy Independence Program (SCEIP) is managed by the County of Sonoma Energy and Sustainability Division and provides financing for energy efficiency projects and solar installations through assessments on property taxes.


Federal Tax Credit

  • A 26% federal tax credit for residential and commercial solar electric systems is available until December 31, 2020. The credit drops to 22% through the end of 2021, before dropping to zero. Check with your tax preparer for specific eligibility information.


Electric Vehicle (EV) Resources

  • Sonoma Clean Power frequently offers rebates and incentives for electric vehicles and chargers through the Drive Evergreen program.
  • 3-2-1 Go Green offers EV rebates to Sonoma County residents in the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District (NSCAPCD).
  • Thunderstuck Motors hosts monthly North Bay Electric Auto Association (NBEAA) meetings open to the public, 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 am to noon.

Making a Difference

Laura Goldman

Laura Goldman, Solar Works' VP, interviews five local change makers for Leaders for a Sustainable Future Program 2015, a Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy project. Listen to Being the Change: Conversations with Sonoma County Leaders in Ecology and Economy.