SunShot Initiative - Rooftop Solar Challenge

CSE is actively helping make solar photovoltaic (PV) installations more affordable and accessible by reducing the associated soft, or nonhardware, costs. Through the Rooftop Solar Challenge (RSC), a component of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, we are working with local governments, industry stakeholders and utilities to help make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before 2020.

CSE leads the Golden State Solar Impact (GSSI) program team to implement innovative cost-reduction strategies and best practices that accelerate PV adoption. Through stakeholder facilitation and engagement, GSSI’s cost-reduction strategies focus on three target areas: streamlining permitting, facilitating financing and simplifying interconnection.


Rooftop Solar Challenge Impacts

Program at a Glance