CSE administers the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Program for customers in the San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) territory. Through CSI, the California Public Utilities Commission provides over 200 million dollars in incentives to help businesses, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and homeowners lower their energy costs, reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and create a sustainable energy future supported by solar technologies in the San Diego region.
The CSI program is a rate-payer funded rebate program for customers of the four California investor-owned utilities. Each investor-owned utility in California directly administers CSI rebates, with the exception of SDG&E, whose CSI Program is administered by CSE.
California Solar Initiative Impacts
To date, CSE has administered and processed more than 19,300 rebates totaling some $191 million for 214 megawatts of installed solar power.
Incentivized solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in the San Diego region are reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to approximately 225,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
Through 2007-15, CSE’s program team held 310 workshops for more than 7,500 homeowners, business owners and contractors.