Free Energy Efficiency and Solar Advice Offered in Albany

Are you interested in making your home more energy efficient and self-sufficient? Would you like more information about solar technologies before talking to a contractor?

SmartSolar offers independent, site-specific analysis of solar and energy efficiency opportunities for local residents and businesses. This free service demystifies solar and energy efficiency investments with unbiased, consumer-friendly information and advice.

A SmartSolar audit assesses a property’s potential for installations of solar technologies and energy efficiency measures, including cost-benefit analyses, information about local contractors, building codes and ordinances, financing options, rebates, and incentives. SmartSolar can also help clients navigate the management of solar projects at their properties.


For more information, visit the SmartSolar website at or call (510) 981-7750.

The SmartSolar program is offered by the local nonprofit Community Energy Services Corporation with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar America Cities Initiative and in partnership with the cities of Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland.