Energy Programs for Businesses

SmartLights: Free Energy Assessments and Rebates
SmartLights is specially designed to help small businesses become more energy-efficient. This program offers free start-to-finish technical assistance and instant rebates to help defray the cost of upgrading and/or repairing existing equipment. SmartLights can help with comprehensive lighting retrofits, refrigeration tune-ups, controls, and seals replacement, replacing domestic hot water heaters, and referrals to appropriate HVAC programs.

Services include: a free, no obligation energy-efficiency assessment, instant rebates (typically range from 25%-75% of total project costs), negotiated volume pricing with qualified installation contractors, free start-to-finish project management and quality control, rebates paid directly to your contractor to help defray your out-of-pocket costs, and referrals to other energy efficiency programs as needed. Find out more information and enroll.

SmartSolar provides free, independent advice and guidance to East Bay home and business owners who want to go solar. Services include: independent advice on your property’s solar potential, a free solar assessment with the best solar solutions for your needs, an objective analysis of your solar or energy efficiency project bids, educational materials and tools to help you feel confident about your future investment, and assistance throughout your project from proposal to installation. Find out more information and enroll.

Green Business Loan Program  
The City is partnering with MCE to offer a Green Business Loan Program that eliminates the up-front costs of energy efficiency upgrades. The loan is financed through River City Bank and is repaid directly on your monthly PG&E bill. Visit  for more information or contact MCE directly by phone at (415) 464-6033 and by email at .

Deep Green Program 
Become an MCE Deep Green Champion and we’ll help spread the word about your business' commitment to environmental sustainability. Your participation in MCE’s Deep Green 100% renewable energy service makes a tangible difference in your community and environment. 50% of Deep Green revenues are invested in local projects, like the San Rafael Airport solar project. The MCE
Deep Green Champions feature on the MCE website and social media network can highlight your business and your decision to go Deep Green, telling your story and connecting with thousands of potential customers that value environmental commitment.  More information to sign up for 100% renewable energy for your business can be found at the MCE Deep Green Champion page: