Resources

Solar for Businesses Webinar

Discover the fundamentals of solar electricity, water heating, storage and benchmarking for businesses. During the presentation, our experts will share valuable consumer awareness tips for determining the best solar technology for your commercial or multifamily property.

  February 2019
 

Q1 2019 CSI-Thermal Public Forum

Hear from California Solar Initiative -Thermal Program Administrators (PAs) PG&E, SoCalGas and the Center for Sustainable Energy during the first public forum of 2019. During the presentation, the PAs provide program updates and field questions, feedback and suggestions for program improvements.

  February 2019
 

Tailoring the Solar Permitting Process to Match Stakeholder Preferences

The Center for Sustainable Energy and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory hosted a webinar to share a new joint project aimed at systematically designing “mass customized” streamlined solar permitting practice combinations that suit different types of building departments, PV installers, and utilities while also reducing the uncertainty and delays associated with the full interconnection of rooftop PV systems.

  April 2018
 

Knowing Your Power: Improving the Reporting of Electric Power Fuel Content in California

The Power Content Label, issued by each retail provider on an annual basis, offers an opportunity to hold retailers accountable for the impacts of their power choices.

  April 2018
 

Community Solar in California: A Missed Opportunity

California lags behind many other states in efforts to embrace community solar through the programs of its regulated utilities. This is a missed opportunity on two fronts given that well-designed community solar programs can help make access to renewable energy more equitable and allow distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) to work better with the electricity grid.

  March 2018
 

Fostering a Future for Multifamily Solar in Santa Monica, CA

The multifamily housing sector faces several specific barriers to solar adoption that require more specific tools and approaches to overcome

  February 2018
 

IREC report - Access for All: Pathways to Expand Solar Options to Renters and Multifamily Households in the City of Seattle

Cities and States Can Bring Solar to More Multifamily Residents: New Guide Highlights Pathways

  October 2017
 

As We Lift All Boats: A Vision of Clean Technology Integration in the Transformative Climate Communities Program

By the end of 2017, California will embark on the firstof-its-kind Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Program, which will accelerate catalytic, transformational change in some of the state’s most disadvantaged and polluted communities.

  September 2017
 

Understanding San Diego's Path to 100% Renewable Energy

Two years ago, San Diego took the national spotlight for its commitment to source 100% renewable energy by 2035. The city is now poised to make decisions that chart the path toward this bold goal. This summary examines how we got here and what you need to know to join the conversation about where we go next.

  August 2017
 

How to Connect with a Solar Contractor

CSE recommends contacting and evaluating at least three contractors and their bids before selecting one to install your system. Consider the video tips and best practices.

  June 2017
 

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