Solar Habitat

Helping Families Save Energy and Money with Solar

To make energy more affordable for families who need it most and generate more clean energy, PG&E installs solar panels for new Habitat for Humanity-built homes in our service area.

Program Overview

Since 2005, PG&E has partnered with Habitat for Humanity® International to fund the full cost of solar panels for new Habitat-built homes in our service territory throughout Northern and Central California.

This first-of-its-kind partnership brings solar energy to families with limited incomes, furthering PG&E's commitment to provide affordable, renewable energy in the communities we serve. In addition to solar panels, PG&E also provides resources to Habitat affiliates to help them build greener and more sustainable housing.

Cutting Energy Bills and Carbon Emissions

The solar panels installed on Habitat homes generate nearly 300 kiloWatt-hours of clean, renewable energy each month, saving each family approximately $500 a year. This reduction in cost supports Habitat's mission of enabling home ownership for underserved families.

Each panel also eliminates more than 132,000 pounds of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere over the 30-year life of the system.

Lend a Hand

See where new Solar Habit projects are happening in partnership with our local Habitat for Humanity partners:

PG&E Volunteers Create Hope Through Homes

PG&E's support for this program extends well beyond solar panels. Since 2005, PG&E employees have enjoyed helping build over 500 homes with Habitat for Humanity chapters across California.

"When I go in (to volunteer), I get to hear the person's story about how they are trying to get back on their feet. It opens your eyes ... I like giving back to these organizations that help out. It’s a great feeling."

Matthew Roy, Manager
PG&E Transportation Services

Brightening the Lives of Families In Need

PG&E Joins Community Members in Supporting Habitat for Humanity at Annual Breakfast
About 300 people came together early Thursday (Sept. 12) morning to celebrate the accomplishments and push for continued support for Habitat for Humanity Fresno County at the organization’s annual breakfast.

PG&E Helps Dedicate and Fund Solar for Habitat Homes in Sonora and Clovis
Two new Habitat for Humanity homes were dedicated in rural Sonora last week – homes that will feature solar panels paid for by a $25,000 grant from PG&E.

Oakland: PG&E, Habitat for Humanity Join Forces to Add Solar to Homes for 12 Families
Habitat for Humanity, PG&E and City of Oakland celebrated the construction of a new 12-home affordable housing development today (Oct. 17) in Oakland’s District 7.

World’s largest Habitat solar project in partnership with PG&E
The 36-unit, $13 million condominium project in Daly City is the new home of 157 people – and one of the most innovative Habitat for Humanity housing projects to date.

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