Research Reports - Resources

What is Solar Hot Water Heating?

Learn the basics about what solar hot water heating is and how it works.

  March 2014
 

Background Report on Electric Vehicles

This Equinox Project report seeks to inform the public on: the current state of electric vehicles (EVs); state-mandated targets and policies for GHG emissions; government-sponsored financial incentives; current EV market trends; and the potential gains from increased EV adoption.

  January 2014
 

2013 CSE Impact Statement

This past year was one of tremendous demand for our services and expertise across California and beyond. We continue to administer elements of the state’s major solar, energy efficiency and clean transportation programs...

  December 2013
 

Needs Assessment for Alternative Fuel Vehicle Training in California

This report details the availability of safety and technical training in alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) for emergency personnel and transportation fleet staff in California and provides recommendations to improve it.

  December 2013
 

Plastic Bag Bans: Analysis of Economic and Environmental Impacts

Equinox Project presents this report in order to examine the potential environmental and economic impacts that a plastic bag ban could have in San Diego, in hopes that stakeholders will be armed with a realistic assessment.

  October 2013
 

Distributed Generation Solar in California Report

Framework for policy and regulatory oversight in the post-California Solar Initiative era.

  July 2013
 

Water Budget Billing In San Diego – Is It Worth It?

This paper explains water budget billing, its pros and cons, the history in the San Diego Region and recommendations for the future.

  July 2013
 

SEEDS Residential PV Market Characterization Presentation

Solar Energy Evolution and Diffusion Studies (SEEDS) presentation on solar PV market growth, characteristics and motivations.

  June 2013
 

California Plug-in Electric Vehicle Driver Survey Results

In an effort to better understand the dynamics of California’s growing plug-in electric vehicle market, CSE, in coordination with the Air Resources Board, conducted a survey of vehicle owners that explores vehicle satisfaction, driving behavior, use of charging infrastructure, motivations for vehicle purchase and household demographics.

  May 2013
 

Best Practices for Interconnection Processes for Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge

This report provides a summary of the best practices in the three major interconnection process categories among the local utilities in the Rooftop Solar Challenge team area.

  February 2013
 

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