SunShot Initiative - Rooftop Solar Challenge

CSE led the Rooftop Solar Challenge (RSC) to help make solar photovoltaic (PV) installations more affordable and accessible by reducing the associated soft, or nonhardware, costs. Through RSC, a component of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, we worked with local governments, industry stakeholders and utilities to help make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before 2020.

CSE led the Golden State Solar Impact (GSSI) program team to implement innovative cost-reduction strategies and best practices that accelerate PV adoption. Through stakeholder facilitation and engagement, GSSI’s cost-reduction strategies focus on three target areas: streamlining permitting, facilitating financing and simplifying interconnection.


Rooftop Solar Challenge Impacts

Program at a Glance