Feb 19, 2015

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.

Feb 11, 2015

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.

Jan 29, 2015

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.

Jan 26, 2015

Battery systems are becoming a crucial component of expanding solar’s growth

Dec 15, 2014

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.

Nov 17, 2014

Comments such as zippy, fast and smart were among the most often-heard reactions of first-time electric vehicle divers during the Experience Electric-The Better Ride campaign held in the San Francisco Bay Area during the past six months.

Nov 14, 2014

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. 

Nov 04, 2014

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.

Oct 29, 2014

When a residential HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) replacement is made in California, it's often done without the required permits. Why? While the cost of a permit is a factor, the biggest hindrance is the time it typically takes to go through the permit process.

Oct 27, 2014

Chris and Susan Anderson's Spring Valley home was built in 1960 and designed by Chris's father, an architect.