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Post date: Aug 12, 14

For San Diego hospitality entrepreneur Brett Miller, who acquires, upgrades and operates boutique hotels, restaurants and recreational properties, being green is simply the right thing to do, but if he can be green and get a good return on investment, it’s even better.


Originally published in the San Diego Business Journal August 2014 edition of “Sustainable San Diego.”

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Post date: Jul 03, 14

Legislative actions in California are shaping the potential of energy storage to serve a greater role in future, as the state continues the transition to procuring more renewable energy from solar photovoltaic systems, according to Rebecca Feuerlicht, project manager of CSE’s Self-Generation Incentive Program. She gave a presentation on energy storage at the Intersolar North America conference in San Francisco on July 8.

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Post date: Jun 30, 14

An innovative financing method is helping thousands of homeowners across San Diego County to lower their utility bills by installing solar panels, insulation and high-efficiency heating and cooling systems. Their home improvement projects became affordable by using a loan program called PACE, for property assessed clean energy.

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Post date: Jun 16, 14

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.

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Post date: Nov 20, 13

MASH program brought 2.6 MW of solar & $10 million in rebates               

The final project in a program that has provided 2.6 megawatts of clean solar power to low-income San Diegans was dedicated during ceremonies at the Townspeople Apartments in Normal Heights on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

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Post date: Nov 07, 13

Goal to make financing & installing solar energy systems easier, faster & cheaper

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has selected CCSE to lead a $1.3 million project aimed at streamlining and standardizing solar energy installations for residential and small commercial uses throughout California.

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Post date: Oct 29, 13

In early October, CCSE joined in the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2013 Solar Decathlon at Orange County Great Park in Irvine. The international event drew tens of thousands of visitors to view 19 college teams design, build and operate homes powered by the sun.

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Post date: Oct 24, 13

CCSE successful in efforts to modify San Diego CSI fund allocation         

During the past several months, CCSE successfully petitioned the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to modify the allocation of funds in the local CSI program budget to shift some money in the nonresidential solar project budget to be available for homeowners. The commission gave final approval to the modification on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

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Post date: Oct 21, 13

$2.2 million effort to increase use of combined heat & power     

CCSE will receive $2.2 million over four years from the Department of Energy to provide support and technical assistance throughout California, Nevada and Hawaii to drive wider development of cogeneration energy technologies as solutions to the nation’s energy issues.

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Post date: Sep 16, 13

Residents in a large section of San Diego North County are now drinking water treated by 100% clean energy thanks to an innovative power system recently installed by the Olivenhain Municipal Water District (OMWD) that transforms water pressure into electricity.

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Eighth Edition of the San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard for 2017 Goes Online

The Center for Sustainable Energy’s Equinox Project has released the 2017 San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard, which assesses the top economic and environmental indicators to gauge the region’s progress toward sustainability. This year the dashboard is available for the first time in an online, interactive format at SDQualityofLife.org.

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How to Sell Solar Homes? Get More Info Listed

San Diego real estate agents learned tips for selling homes with solar energy systems during a seminar held at CSE on Monday, June 13. The #1 takeaway – Put as much information as possible about the solar system into the multiple listing service (MLS) remarks section.

Nationwide, home real estate transactions involving properties with rooftop solar electric systems are on the rise and can be complicated for buyers, sellers and agents when dealing with valuation issues.

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