Looking for ways to lower your energy bills? Understanding the numbers and graphs on your bill can help you determine your home's biggest energy users. This article is specifically written for San Diego Gas & Electric customers, but many of the lessons are useful to any energy utility customer.
Seasonal vs. baseload
The study is part of the Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge, a Department of Energy (DOE) program aimed at stimulating adoption of solar energy by reducing barriers and lowering costs for residential and small commercial installations. The program comes under DOE’s SunShot Initiative to make solar accessible and affordable nationwide.
The SGIP is a statewide initiative of the California Public Utilities Commission ( CPUC) designed to promote power generation by utility customers. Its purpose is to help achieve state energy goals of generating one-third of California’s electricity from renewable sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.
Research study looks at energy storage applications