Our Mission:

Solar Sonoma County (SSC), a program of the Center for Climate Protection, is Sonoma County’s trusted nonprofit solar resource. Our mission is to increase local renewable energy generation and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and we achieve this mission through our two programs: Clean Energy Advocate and Qualified Vendor.
SSC offers a free service to help people navigate the many solar options, guiding them to determine if solar is right for their residence or business. 

"We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change and the last to be able to do anything about it."
-Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Rooftop solar with family
We are ready to help you with your rooftop solar project!


  • Go with a local solar vendor and own your solar rooftop installation! By Chris Rogers, Solar Energy Program InternIf you had solar panels installed on your roof over the last decade, you more than likely do not own your installation because ...
    Posted Mar 1, 2017, 5:27 PM by Geoffrey Smith
  • Getting Personal About the Sun’s Energy Getting Personal About the Sun’s EnergyBy Geoffrey Smith, Solar Energy Program CoordinatorThat gigantic star in the sky that we call our ‘Sun’ has been a focal point ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2017, 8:57 AM by Geoffrey Smith
  • 'Catching the Sun' (the movie) “Catching the SunSaturday, Feb. 25, 7 pm Congregation Shomrei Torah2600 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa “Catching the Sun” shines a solar powered light on how we can confront ...
    Posted Feb 22, 2017, 2:37 PM by Geoffrey Smith
  • Return from Standing Rock Our Qualified Vendor member, Barry Cogbill, recently delivered ten off-grid solar/battery power systems to the water protectors at Standing Rock. This is his story.~~~I want to say ...
    Posted Dec 24, 2016, 8:23 AM by Geoffrey Smith
  • Goodbye NEM. Hello NEM2! Pacific Gas & Electric met it's 5%* (2409 MW) 'NEM Cap' on December. As a result, all new rooftop solar interconnects fall under the successor NEM2 program. Thanks to the ...
    Posted Dec 16, 2016, 12:50 PM by Geoffrey Smith
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 8. View more »

The Solar Sonoma County program is made possible in part due to the generous support of these sponsors...

Sonoma Clean Power

Sonoma County Water Agency