Solar for Apartments

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Are you interested in learning more about the savings that solar can provide for your tenants and common areas? Come learn how Virtual Net Metering can help your market-rate apartment building stand out from the crowds.

This Solar for Apartments workshop is aimed at educating multifamily property owners and operators about the opportunity to go solar by utilizing virtual net metering to provide solar access to tenants and reduce energy costs.

Virtual net metering is a utility arrangement offered by SDG&E that allows for a multi-metered, multi-tenant property to install a single solar electric system, which can be shared by multiple onsite tenant and common load utility accounts, resulting in direct, on-bill savings.

Distinct sub-tariffs are available for the market-rate and low-income sectors. *Please note: This session will more heavily focus on solar for market-rate apartment buildings.

In this workshop, we will discuss the steps involved in going solar with virtual net metering, site considerations, available financing products, technical assistance resources, and more.

Agenda topics:

  • Value proposition
  • Finding an experienced contractor
  • Tools for determining unit allocations
  • Recouping project costs from tenants
  • Pros and cons to certain financing methods
  • Post-installation monitoring and administration
  • Q&A


Refreshments will be provided for registered attendees.

*Solar contractor solicitations will not be permitted at this event. If you are a solar contractor, please consider attending our Contractor Training, as this event is meant for property owners. 


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About the instructor:

Founded in 1996, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is a mission-driven nonprofit dedicated to developing a clean energy future that addresses climate change, increases energy independence and generates lasting economic and environmental benefits. CSE empowers such innovation by leveraging its expertise in clean transportation, distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, energy engineering and regulatory and policy support. As a trusted advisor, CSE partners with clients of all sizes to achieve their sustainability objectives through a suite of energy services that include comprehensive program design and management, research and analysis, technical advising, incentive and rebate management, and education and outreach.

As a part of the Department of Energy SunShot Initiative's Solar Market Pathways program, the Center for Sustainable Energy is driving the Virtual Net Metering Market Development Project to help advance solar deployment in the multifamily building sector across California. 

September 12, 2017 12:00 PM  through  1:30 PM
Center for Sustainable Energy
9325 Sky Park Court, Ste. 100
San Diego, CA 92123
United States

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