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Everyone is required to stay home, except for essential needs. When out, protect yourself and those around you by wearing a face covering, staying 6 feet away from others, and washing your hands often. Learn more at cityofberkeley.info/covid19. City offices are closed to the public. Some services are available remotely.

The City of Berkeley Health Officer has ordered all residents to shelter at home, leaving only to receive or provide essential services, starting 12:01 am on Tuesday, March 17. See details of the Order, frequently asked questions, and recommendations from Berkeley Public Health at https://www.cityofberkeley.info/coronavirus.

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The City of Berkeley web site is undergoing scheduled maintenance starting on Friday night, September 13 and ending on Saturday afternoon, September 14. During this time, most web pages should be available, but some resources may become unavailable for short periods of time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 2/28/19, from 6:00 to 11:00 PM? Please visit http://www.cityofberkeley.info/Clerk/Commissions/Zoning_Adjustment_Board_Meeting_-_Video_Stream.aspx. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same date and time.

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Save money, reduce energy bills, and be better prepare for power outages

Berkeley, California (Monday, October 19, 2020) - Learn how you can access discount rates on rooftop solar and backup battery storage by pooling your buying power with others.

Rooftop solar can lower utility bills, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and increase the value of your home. Battery backups allow you to store energy for later use, which can help keep essential devices like medical equipment and refrigerators running during power outages.

Two limited-time group buying programs available to Berkeley homeowners, Resilient Home and Bay Area SunShares, offer free site evaluations and quotes, pre-negotiated price discounts, and other incentives for rooftop solar and battery storage. Combined with federal tax credits for energy efficiency improvements, these programs can help put sustainability upgrades within reach of more Berkeley households.

Resilient Home

The Resilient Home program from East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) offers preferred pricing on new solar + battery backup installations through a pre-vetted installer.

Resilient Home participants will have also have an opportunity to earn compensation for sharing stored power back with EBCE during high demand, and may be eligible for a $1,250 installation incentive if they meet certain State equity criteria.

Resilient Homes webinars: October 22

Get more information about the Resilient home program at an online workshop:

You can also see recording of a previous workshop online.

Bay Area SunShares

Another option for those considering rooftop solar is Bay Area Sunshares, which offers pricing 15% below the average market rate and discounts on battery storage.

By registering, you’ll get a no-cost, no-obligation site evaluation to determine if your home is suitable for home solar and battery storage. If you decide to proceed, you can choose to work with any of three vetted solar installers selected by a community evaluation committee.

Sunshares webinar: October 21

Learn more about the benefits of home solar and the SunShares program at an upcoming webinar:

Sign up by November 30

Register at bayareasunshares.org by November 30 to participate.



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