Janet and Oscar Valent of Carlsbad have made sustainable energy a way of life. Since purchasing their 1947-built home five years ago, they have renovated it to use far less energy and stay more comfortable throughout summer and winter.
The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar electric systems are providing insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades that could help in the design of future residential energy programs.
For San Diego hospitality entrepreneur Brett Miller, who acquires, upgrades and operates boutique hotels, restaurants and recreational properties, being green is simply the right thing to do, but if he can be green and get a good return on investment, it’s even better.
The most up-to-date electric vehicle (EV) market data detailing California consumer demographics, purchasing motivations, dealership experience and other factors is now available online.
Demand for home energy raters in California increased in July 2014. That’s when the state implemented an updated version of its building energy efficiency standards, enforcing stricter requirements for third-party testing and verification of home energy performance.
CCSE has changed its name to the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to reflect an expanding role in providing expertise and program administration to support the adoption of clean and renewable energy technologies and policies in California and beyond.
Does your air conditioner struggle to keep your home cool? There could be a very good reason.
Legislative actions in California are shaping the potential of energy storage to serve a greater role in future, as the state continues the transition to procuring more renewable energy from solar photovoltaic systems, according to Rebecca Feuerlicht, project manager of CSE’s Self-Generation Incentive Program.
The right combination of technologies is key to avoiding financial risks
When Qualcomm Incorporated, decided to take greater control of energy consumption at its San Diego locations, the technology selected was combined heat and power (CHP) gas turbines, among the most efficient energy sources available because in producing electricity it also provides thermal energy.
An innovative financing method is helping thousands of homeowners across San Diego County to lower their utility bills by installing solar panels, insulation and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. Their home improvement projects became affordable by using a loan program called PACE, for property assessed clean energy.