A recent report released by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on the impacts and cost effectiveness of state utilities offering their customers with solar photovoltaic (PV) systems retail credit for excess electricity generated on site is creating controversy among stakeholders in the solar industries.
Report outlines framework for solar policies after CSI program concludes
With the winding down of rebates from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) for residential solar power occurring almost four years ahead of schedule, officials and regulators statewide are wrestling with how to continue support for consumer-scale solar and the California solar industry.
CCSE has filed a petition with the California Public Utilities Commission to modify the allocation of funds in the local California Solar Initiative (CSI) program budget to allow for continued funding of rebates for residential solar customers. The action would shift some funds in the nonresidential solar project budget to become available to homeowners.