Resources

Phasing Out the Use of Fossil Fuels for the Generation of Electricity

Carbon-free electricity is an irreplaceable element of any effort to achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. This would be true if our use of electricity were never to change, but it is even more clearly the case when the overall strategy relies on electrifying most current uses of fossil fuel.

  March 2017
 

California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2017

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

  February 2017
 

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings was supported by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Solar Energy Technologies Office) of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and numerous contributors. It promotes a vision of solar advocates and real estate advocates evolving together to make information about solar homes more accessible to home buyers and sellers.

  February 2017
 

The Price-Concentration Relationship in Early Residential Solar Third-Party Markets

As the residential PV market continues to grow, it prompts new questions about the nature of competition between solar installers and how this competition, or lack thereof, affects the prices consumers pay. It is often assumed that more competition leads to lower prices, but this is not universally true.

  February 2017
 

Carlsbad Swim Center Solar Thermal Case Study

Waterworks Aquatics installed two solar thermal systems at their Carlsbad Swim Center on separate occasions to offset the cost of heating multiple indoor swimming pools.

  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
 

Townspeople Case Study - Low-income Complex Installs Solar to Help Tenants Save Money

After the initial energy efficiency improvements, Townspeople wanted to continue to help tenants save on electricity by installing a solar electric system for tenant needs and common area load.

  October 2016
 

Accelerating Market Transformation with Energy Program Data Visualizations

This paper analyzes how the use of interactive web-based dashboards can inform program evaluation and market transformation efforts for sustainable energy technologies.

  August 2016
 

2016 Quality of Life Dashboard Report

The 2016 Quality of Life Dashboard shows four indicators in the San Diego region that have improved significantly, including employment, entrepreneurship, renewable energy and water use, while two indicators showed regression, specifically landfill waste disposal and beach water quality.

  June 2016
 

City of Berkeley Solar PV Permitting Case Study

This case study highlights the efforts of the City of Berkeley’s Department of Planning and Development to enact a streamlined permitting process for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that helps lower costs for consumers and serves as a model for other jurisdictions.

  May 2016
 

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