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
 

Yolo County Solar Case Study

Yolo County developed a cost-effective solution to eliminate its energy bills, generate money for its general fund and reduce the need for budget cuts by installing solar PV systems on municipal buildings and properties.

  March 2014
 

Guide to Going Solar

Everything you need to know about how solar works, what steps to take to purchase or lease rooftop solar and what incentives are available. Guidebook created by the California Solar Initiative.

  February 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
 

Experience Electric – The Better Ride

Through Experience Electric, The Better Ride promotional campaign provided opportunities for the public to test drive and experience the benefits of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) in an effort to change their driving behaviors.

  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
 

Olivenhain Self Generation Case Study

The OMWD found a cost-effective solution to reduce energy costs while furthering its commitment to reducing its environmental impact.

  November 2013
 

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