Research Reports - Resources

Plug into the Sun Basics

Learn the basics of plug-in electric vehicles and how they pair with solar power.

  March 2014
 

What is Solar Electricity?

Learn the basics of solar electricity including how PV works and what size system you should install.

  March 2014
 

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
 

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