Plug into the Sun Basics

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

  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

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

Plug-in Electric Vehicles Resources for Electrical Contractors in San Diego

An outline of resources, classes, and trainings available to electrical contractors interested in electric vehicle supply equipment installation.

  August 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

Southern California Solar Finance Guide

A quick reference resource to assist residential and commercial property owners and contractors in navigating the financing options available to fund solar installations.

  February 2013

Energy Upgrade California Program

CSE implements the statewide marketing, education and outreach strategy of Energy Upgrade California® that helps Californians take action to save energy, conserve natural resources, reduce demand on the electricity grid, and make informed energy management choices at home and at work.

  January 2013


Upcoming Events

Find more on our events page.

  Wednesday, March 21
San Diego, CA
  Thursday, March 22
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 6:00pm
San Diego, CA
  Friday, March 23
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00am
San Diego, CA
  Tuesday, March 27
San Diego, CA