San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard

The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard measures and benchmarks environmental and economic trends throughout the region tracking a central theme: Is our quality of life improving?

  May 2017

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

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

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

Multifamily Solar Market Development Plan

A plan to promote and expand solar access to multifamily building tenants in California and beyond

  December 2016

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


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