For Residents

Electric Vehicles

Bay Area SunShares - This is an annual group-buy program with discounted solar, battery storage, and electric vehicles.

Clean Cars for All - The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is offering incentives and rebates for income-qualified Bay Area residents to retire their older car and replace it with a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric vehicle, or to get a Clipper Card for public transit.

Electric Vehicle Chargers - Charge your electric vehicle at one of the City's charging stations.

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project - Receive up to $7,000 in rebates for purchasing a low- or no-emission vehicle. Visit Drive Clean to find clean vehicles.

Federal Tax Credit - Learn more about the Federal Tax Credit of up to $7,500 for purchasing a qualifying low- or no-emission vehicle.

Index of Federal Tax Credits for Electric and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles - Use this index to search for all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles that qualify for federal tax credits.

PG&E Resources for Prospective and Current Electric Vehicle Owners - learn about PG&E programs and services to assist prospective and current electric vehicle owners with rebates, tax credits, charging options, and electricity rates.


 Switch is On - Find available rebates for electric home appliances and find nearby contractors for installation.

Energy Efficiency

BayREN - Offers rebates for home energy improvements, home energy evaluations, financing options, and savings estimates.

CaliforniaFIRST- Provides up-front Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water saving improvements to homes and businesses.

Energy Star - Energy efficient products and energy saving tips.

Energy Upgrade California - Home energy efficiency resources and rebates.

Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) - Provides up-front Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservation improvements to homes and businesses.

PG&E Money and Energy Saving Tips - Learn how to save money and reduce your energy usage at home.

PG&E Residential Rebates -Find out which products qualify for a rebate from PG&E. In 2020, these include Energy Star smart thermostats ($50) and Energy Star high-efficiency heat pump water heaters ($300). Click here for a current rebate catalog.

PG&E Energy-Efficient Central Heat Pumps - Learn how to save money and reduce your energy usage by installing a high-efficiency electric heat pump.

PG&E Energy Efficiency Rebates for Multifamily Property - PG&E offers rebates to owners and managers of multifamily dwellings when they complete qualifying energy efficiency improvements.

PG&E SmartMeters - SmartMeters are energy meters that help customers reduce their energy usage and receive alerts to save money on their utility bills.

Kill-a-Watt Meters - Are you curious how much electricity your home appliances use, even when off? The Mountain View Public Library has "Kill-a-Watt" meters for check-out; search the catalog for "kill a watt" to reserve one.

BayREN Home + Santa Clara County Energy Upgrade workshops - Informational workshops for property owners who want to take advantage of energy efficiency rebates and participate in Energy Upgrade California.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) Heat Pump Water Heater Rebates - SVCE has 100 first-come, first-serve rebates available for single-family and multi-family household customers to switch from a natural gas water heater to an electric Heat Pump Water Heater.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) All-Electric Showcase Award - SVCE has created an awards program to showcase existing all-electric buildings that utilize our carbon-free electricity to the fullest extent possible. Recipients receive a prize of $3,000.

Renewable Energy

Bay Area SunShares - An annual group-buy program with discounted solar, battery storage, and electric vehicle options.

California Solar Initiative - Offers cash back to customers for installing solar panels on their home or business.

California Solar Initiative Thermal Low-Income Program - Provides rebates to utility customers who install solar water heating (SWH) systems. Both single-family and multi-family applicants may participate.

Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program - Provides incentives and rebates to offset the costs of installing solar energy systems on multifamily, affordable housing buildings in California.

Project SunRoof - Online tool that allows users to receive personalized recommendations for solar systems on their home or business and estimate savings.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy - Information about competitive electricity rates for renewable energy, as well as Net Energy Metering for residents with rooftop solar.

Solar Water Heating Rebate - Provides rebates for customers who replace an old water heater with a solar water heater. Solar Water Heaters can reduce water heating bills by as much as 80%

PG&E Rebates

PG&E Rebates and Incentives - Review all available rebates, incentives, and grants, for residential customers.

Financial Assistance Programs for Low Income Individuals and Families

PG&E offers several financial assistance programs for qualified low-income individuals and families.


Getting Around Mountain View - Learn more about how to get around Mountain View by bike or foot.

Public Transit

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) - Learn more about riding BART trains, which operate throughout Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties.

Caltrain - Learn more about riding the Bay Area's commuter rail system, which operates between downtown San Francisco and San Jose.

Clipper Card - Learn more about the reusable card for riding public transit in the Bay Area.

Clipper SMART program - This program provides discounts for Caltrain, BART, Samtrans, and other local transit to qualifying low-income individuals.

Mountain View Community Shuttle - A free public shuttle operating in the City of Mountain View.

MVgo Shuttle - A free public shuttle that focuses on major employer destinations within the City of Mountain View.

Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority (VTA) - Learn more about Santa Clara County's bus and light rail public transit services, which operate throughout Santa Clara County.

San Mateo County Transit (SamTrans) - Learn more about SamTrans' bus service, which operates throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, with some service to San Francisco.

Ride-Sharing and Car-Sharing

Lyft - An on-demand, 24x7 ride-sharing service that picks you up almost anywhere

Uber - An on-demand, 24x7 ride-sharing service that picks you up almost anywhere

Zipcar - This car-sharing service enables you to rent a vehicle by the hour at specified locations within the City.

Commuter Benefits Programs

511 Bay Area Commuter Benefits Programs - Businesses with 50 or more employees are required to provide a Commuter Benefits program to comply with Air District Regulation 14, Rule 1. Commuter benefits programs support employees who want to use public transit, carpooling, and other commute options, and may help employers save on payroll taxes.

Planning Your Commute

511 SF Bay Area - Provides resources for commuting in the Bay Area, including trip planners, traffic information, public transit resources, and other smart commuting tips.

Bay Area Air Quality Management District - Learn more about air quality in thet Bay area and information about incentives for using public transit, including Commuter Benefits Programs.

Water Conservation

City of Mountain View Water Conservation Programs for Residents


Carbon Footprint Calculator - Use the EPA's calculator to estimate your carbon footprint based off of your home energy use, transportation, and waste.

Earth Day 2020 Resource Guide - Actions and resources from 29 Bay Area organizations and 4 City of Mountain View divisions.

If you have any comments or suggestions on the resources included on this page, please contact the Sustainability Program by emailing, or by leaving a comment on Collaborate Mountain View.

Top 10 Challenge - Learn about the top ten actions you can take to green our community and our planet.