Resources

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
 

Solar Panels & Inverters

PV panels can be evaluated by cost, efficiency and power capacity. Typically the higher the power rating and efficiency, the higher the panel cost.

  June 2017
 

What is Solar Electricity

The video explains how solar electricity is produced, where the energy flows, and the bill-crediting mechanism known as "Net Energy Metering".

  June 2017
 

Recommendations for Reducing or Banning Foam Food Service Containers

In this report, the Equinox Project examines the environmental and economic impacts of polystyrene (foam) food container reduction policies to help guide local municipalities in this effort. The report focuses on California and West Coast activities, but the information and examples can be applied in any area.

  March 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
 

Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge Guides

Guides for solar in Southern California cities and counties: Anaheim, Chula Vista, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Palm Desert, Palmdale, Pasadena, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Monica

  February 2016
 

Residential Solar Rate Analyzer

The Residential Electric Rate Analysis Tool shows how the addition of a solar electric system will affect a residential utility customer’s bill.

  February 2016
 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Guidelines: Residential and Commercial Locations

Jurisdictions can use this guide as a template to provide straightforward information to homeowners and electrical contractors about residential and commercial electric vehicle supply equipment permitting requirements.

  February 2016
 

Solar Water Heating Basics Video

Learn about solar hot water heating for homeowners.

  February 2016
 

Community Solar in California Report

This report provides an overview of community solar policies and programs in California.

  June 2015
 

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