Resources

Center for Solar Energy

CSE draws upon the expertise and experience we gained as CSI program managers to assist consumers nationwide through our Center for Solar Energy.

  November 2017
 

Approaches to Achieving Zero Net Energy for Multifamily Housing

This webinar discuss the regulatory landscape and evolving ZNE definition, how to create a realistic ZNE capital improvement plan, which energy efficiency (EE) measures can be targeted first or phased in, as well as how the solar photovoltaic technology, in conjunction with the virtual net metering (VNEM) tariff, can provide a a pathway for reaching ZNE goals.

  September 2017
 

California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2017

Guide to help improving permit review and approval for small solar systems.

  February 2017
 

Online Experiment Findings: Message Effects on Energy Efficiency Choices among Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Homeowners in California

This report presents results of online experiments conducted in fall 2016 to understand how various messages affect the likelihood of Hispanic and non-Hispanic homeowners to take action on home energy efficiency upgrades.

  February 2017
 

Survey Findings: Attitudes and Experiences with Home Improvement Projects among Hispanics and non-Hispanics in Fresno and San Diego Counties

This report presents results of a survey conducted in summer 2016 to understand Hispanic and non-Hispanic homeowner perspectives about home improvement projects, energy efficiency, thermal comfort, hiring contractors, using financing and making major household decisions.

  February 2017
 

Residential Solar Electric Bill Calculator

Use this calculator to estimate your new electric bills after going solar in the San Diego Gas & Electric territory

  February 2017
 

Home Energy Improvement Potential Map

Helping contractors, energy raters, real estate agents and local governments identify markets where Californians are most likely to engage in energy improvements.

  December 2016
 

Tracking Building Consumption in Portfolio Manager

Watch a recent CSE presentation on tracking your building consumption with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

  November 2016
 

Multifamily Interactive Map

Our Multifamily Interactive Map will assist contractors in identifying regions in California with a dense multifamily building stock in order to support targeted marketing efforts and customer acquisition.

  October 2016
 

Contractor Interview Findings: Perceptions of Latino Households' Views on Home Energy Upgrades

Report on the findings of contractor interviews meant to understand how they think Latino households view energy and energy efficiency in planning, executing, and financing home improvements.

  June 2016
 

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