California Solar Initiative – Thermal

The California Solar Initiative (CSI)-Thermal Program is a ratepayer-funded solar thermal rebate program for customers of the four California investor-owned utilities.

  January 2010

2009 CSE Annual Report

This is a great time for sustainability, not just here in San Diego, but throughout California and across the nation as leaders turn toward new energy strategies and policies, including many of the things we have supported at the California Center for Sustainable Energy for more than a decade.

  December 2009

A Primer on Water Pricing in the San Diego Region

This primer on water pricing takes a look at traditional water pricing and investigates the benefits and challenges of steeply-tiered water pricing structures.

  October 2009

Equinox Project

Policy initiative that turns research into action to help the San Diego region achieve a more prosperous economy, healthy environment and outstanding quality of life.

  June 2009

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project

the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), an initiative of the California Environmental Protection Agency's Air Resources Board provides rebates for the purchase or lease of zero-emission and plug-in hybrid light-duty vehicles.

  January 2009

Utility Customer Education Program

This initiative extends the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project’s outreach and education efforts by providing information on local utility procedures and programs regarding the charging of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).

  January 2009

Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing Program

CSE administers Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program incentives in San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) territory. The goal is to combine energy efficiency and solar photovoltaic (PV) to help improve the overall quality of affordable housing and decrease energy use and costs for occupants.

  January 2009

City of Palo Alto Solar Water Heating Program

The City of Palo Alto offers an incentive program for residential and commercial solar water heating with CSE serving as its administrator.

  January 2008

Small Thermal Energy Storage & Its Role In Our Clean Energy Future

Small thermal energy storage (TES) systems are opening a new frontier in electrical use and power grid management. Once just for larger commercial use, compact, prepackaged, plug-and-play TES systems are now available for smaller applications.

  August 2006

California Solar Initiative

Through CSI, the California Public Utilities Commission provides over 200 million dollars in incentives to help businesses, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and homeowners lower their energy costs, reduce their reliance on fossil fuels and create a sustainable energy future supported by solar technologies in the San Diego region.

  January 2006


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