Self-generation systems offer sizable utility cost savings
With high and rising electricity prices in San Diego County, many local businesses are turning to distributed energy generation to help lower utility costs while greening their facilities and reducing their carbon footprint.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced April 2 approval of $2 million funding for the second year of Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV), a program administered by CSE for the state’s Department of Energy Resources (DOER). Massachusetts has set a goal of 300,000 zero-emission vehicles or 15 percent of the projected registered vehicles in the state in 2025.
Homeowners and businesses interested in reducing their utility costs for heating water can now take advantage of significantly increased cash rebates for solar water heating systems from the California Solar Initiative – Thermal Program.
California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) is offering state and local public agencies serving disadvantaged communities newly increased rebates for purchasing eligible electric vehicles for their fleet operations.
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced today an award of $712,000 to the CSE for a project aimed at eliminating barriers to greater adoption of solar electric power systems at multiple tenant commercial properties and multifamily housing.
Battery systems are becoming a crucial component of expanding solar’s growth
A new guidebook outlining ways for California cities and counties to make permit processing and inspections for home rooftop solar electric systems quicker and more uniform is now available from CSE. Increasing solar energy adoption is a key component for many local jurisdictions in achieving goals for energy efficiency, greenhouse gas reductions and climate action plans.
Time is running out on the availability of special Cool Comfort Financing interest rates as low as 2% for home heating and cooling upgrades. The interest rate buy-down, funded by the California Energy Commission, will end on December 31 but Cool Comfort will continue to offer financing at 4.99% for five years and 5.99% APR for ten years.
Home buyers are increasingly seeking features that save energy and water in their next homes — a trend that reflects the growing desire for healthier, more sustainable lifestyles. Homes across California are starting to sprout solar photovoltaic panels and electric car chargers, as well as energy-efficient windows and water-conserving yards.