The California Center for Sustainable Energy is leading the Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge, part of the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative to rapidly scale up installation of solar energy generation systems. The objective of the challenge is to make the process of going solar simpler, faster and more cost effective for residents and businesses by implementing streamlined and standardized processes that will dramatically improve local market conditions.
CCSE will lead a consortium of 11 jurisdictions and five utilities across Southern California encompassing the County of Los Angeles and the cities of Anaheim, Chula Vista, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Palmdale, Palm Desert, Pasadena, San Diego, Santa Ana and Santa Monica. Participating utilities include Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas & Electric, Los Angeles Department of Power and Water, Anaheim Public Utilities and Pasadena Water & Power. The Energy Policy Initiatives Center at the University of San Diego is also a participant. DOE awarded $700,000 for the project.
The SunShot Initiative’s missions are to make solar energy more accessible and affordable, increase solar deployment and reestablish the U.S. as a leader in the global solar market. A goal is to reduce the installed cost of solar photovoltaic ( PV) systems by about 75 percent by the end of the decade.
CCSE Rooftop Solar Challenge Staff
- Tamara Gishri, Regional Program Manager
- Jeff Wheeland, Program Manager
For further information on the Rooftop Solar Challenge, visit: www.eere.energy.gov/solarchallenge
For more information on the SunShot Initiative, visit: www1.eere.energy.gov/solar/sunshot