ABOUT US | Who We Are
To lead our community to install new solar capacity and improve energy efficiency.
Who We Are
A consortium of local businesses, elected officials, city governments and individuals who are dedicated to reducing greenhouse gases through the installation of solar and energy efficiency applications.
What We Do
Solar Sonoma County (SSC) is an organization that supports solar and energy efficiency-related policy issues, educates and trains community members in the field, advocates for a rapidly growing industry, and acts as a clearinghouse for clean energy activity in Sonoma County.
SSC is part of an unprecedented countywide solar and environmental effort that has captured the attention of President Obama and the Department of Energy, who often refer to Sonoma County as a national model for cutting-edge programs.
Why We Make A Difference
To The General Public: We believe that solar and energy efficiency are critical pieces of a larger environmental need that concerns us all. We are dedicated to preserving and protecting Sonoma County for now and the future. Our actions play a key role in helping Sonoma County to reduce greenhouse gases and to reach our climate action goals.
To Prospective Members: Each member organization has skills or areas of responsibility that affect the solar industry. As a consortium we are able to work together to focus on specific areas of need and remove impediments to the growth of solar in Sonoma County.
We Focus on Four Principle Program Areas
Clean Energy Workforce:
Our programs include scholarships, workforce training, mentoring, vendor groups, creating industry standards and developing quality assurance.
Clean Energy Advocate (CEA):
Sponsored by the Department of Energy, CEA is designed to assist homeowners in the process of energy efficiency upgrades and solar installations and financing. Free to the public, this service has been created to demystify the process to facilitate the adoption of solar. CEA is a program of the City of Santa Rosa and Solar Sonoma County.
A clearinghouse for who's who and who's doing what, we offer a calendar of events, green job postings, aggregated RSS green news feeds, case studies, and recommended and vetted vendor lists.
A powerful local organization with a constituency of elected officials, member vendors and others allows us to quickly locate support for and to act on policy issues that will affect our industry.