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SolarShares®: Solar for Everyone!

Clean environmentally-friendly solar energy should be available and affordable for everyone, but putting a solar system on your roof is not always an option. SMUD's SolarShares® gives everyone the opportunity to benefit from the sun's power whether you rent or own your home. Plus SolarShares is 100% local with the solar farm located in our service area, providing local environmental benefits in Sacramento County.

Here's how it works

When you join SolarShares, a portion of the solar power produced at a local solar farm will be credited to your monthly SMUD bill. You get the benefit of solar energy without having to install solar panels on your home! Your monthly bills will be offset by a credit for the solar electricity you get each month. That reduces the amount you would otherwise pay for non-solar power – after the cost of your program participation is deducted. Participation costs generally run between $5 and $65 a month, depending on your typical energy use and the size SolarShare that you choose.

Use the SolarShares Estimator to see what options work best for you.

Getting started

Enroll in SolarShares by logging in to your account or by calling 1-888-742-SMUD (7683).

See frequently asked questions about SolarShares.

Related Topics

  • The District offers programs to provide equal opportunity to all segments of the business community.
  • SMUD is nationally recognized as a leader in renewable resources and electric transportation.
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