A new report demonstrates how battery storage combined with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems would lead to significant electric bill savings for both property owners and residents of multifamily affordable rental housing in California.
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Self-generation systems offer sizable utility cost savings
With high and rising electricity prices in San Diego County, many local businesses are turning to distributed energy generation to help lower utility costs while greening their facilities and reducing their carbon footprint.
Originally published April 20, 2015, in the San Diego Business Journal special section “Sustainable San Diego.”
The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative announced today an award of $712,000 to the CSE for a project aimed at eliminating barriers to greater adoption of solar electric power systems at multiple tenant commercial properties and multifamily housing.
CCSE has changed its name to the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) to reflect an expanding role in providing expertise and program administration to support the adoption of clean and renewable energy technologies and policies in California and beyond.
CSE and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) have issued a report on LA’s workforce needs in the clean tech and clean energy sectors.
Installing solar power at the Kensington Veterinary Hospital on Adams Avenue seemed like a great way to combine long-held environmental values with a need for increased electricity, according to co-owner Dr. Patricia Ungar. Now that solar panels are producing a third of the pet center’s energy and providing up to a 40 percent utility bill savings, she’s also feeling a great deal of financial satisfaction.
When Old Buildings Go High Tech
Originally published in the San Diego Business Journal March edition of “Sustainable San Diego”
CCSE is helping to create Tree San Diego, a new organization forming to advocate for community trees, as a spin-off from the Urban Forestry Advice and Technical Assistance Center and is seeking volunteers for its board of directors.
As greater numbers of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) enter onto California's roadways, two diverse areas of the workforce are in need of additional training according to a statewide survey of fire chiefs and transportation fleet managers.
Brings strategic leadership, business acumen & innovation
Prominent military and civilian sustainability leader Rear Admiral Leendert “Len” Hering Sr. (U.S. Navy, retired) will lead the California Center for Sustainable Energy moving into 2013 – taking our energy services statewide and beyond.
The study is part of the Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge, a Department of Energy (DOE) program aimed at stimulating adoption of solar energy by reducing barriers and lowering costs for residential and small commercial installations. The program comes under DOE’s SunShot Initiative to make solar accessible and affordable nationwide.
Produced by the Center for Sustainable Energy’s Equinox Project, the 2016 report tracks annual progress on environmental and economic sustainability issues
CSE's Equinox Project today (May 3, 2016) released the 2016 San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard, which assesses the top economic and environmental indicators to gauge the region’s progress toward sustainability.
CSE has published a policy paper titled Natural Gas as a Bridge Fuel – Measuring the Bridge, which recognizes the role natural gas plays in phasing out the a nation’s use of dirtier fossil fuels, but concludes specific plans are needed to chart a course away from all fossil fuel use to achieve long-lasting greenhouse gas reductions.