Resources

California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2017

Guide to help improving permit review and approval for small solar systems.

  February 2017
 

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings

Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings was supported by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Solar Energy Technologies Office) of the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative and numerous contributors. It promotes a vision of solar advocates and real estate advocates evolving together to make information about solar homes more accessible to home buyers and sellers.

  February 2017
 

The Price-Concentration Relationship in Early Residential Solar Third-Party Markets

As the residential PV market continues to grow, it prompts new questions about the nature of competition between solar installers and how this competition, or lack thereof, affects the prices consumers pay. It is often assumed that more competition leads to lower prices, but this is not universally true.

  February 2017
 

Comments to California Air Resources Board - Volkswagen's Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process

Response to the Public Workshop to Discuss Volkswagen’s Zero Emission Vehicle Investment Commitment Development Process and Investment Areas and California Zero-Emission Vehicle Investment Plan

  January 2017
 

CVRP Infographic: Plug-in Electric Vehicle Owners in California’s Disadvantaged Communities

The EV Consumer Survey reflects data from consumers who: purchased or leased their vehicles from September 2012 through May 2015, received a rebate and responded to the voluntary EV Consumer Survey. This infographic includes a summary of consumers living within California’s disadvantaged communities, as defined by the CalEnviroScreen, and their vehicles, primary motivations for PEV acquisition, workplace charging, and household demographics.

  January 2017
 

Home Energy Improvement Potential Map

Helping contractors, energy raters, real estate agents and local governments identify markets where Californians are most likely to engage in energy improvements.

  December 2016
 

The Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR- EV) program Year Two Final Report

From the program launch date, June 18, 2014, through June 30, 2016, the program reserved rebates for 2,242 new ZEVs, totaling $4,990,750. Figure 1 displays rebates by vehicle type for each program year as well as the cumulative program total.

  November 2016
 

Driving High Performance: Role of Codes & Permitting in Zero Net Energy

Learn how local jurisdictions are getting ahead of upcoming ZNE mandates in California and find out how end users are using streamlined permitting and reach codes to drive high performance.

  November 2016
 

Tracking Building Consumption in Portfolio Manager

Watch a recent CSE presentation on tracking your building consumption with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

  November 2016
 

Carlsbad Swim Center Solar Thermal Case Study

Waterworks Aquatics installed two solar thermal systems at their Carlsbad Swim Center on separate occasions to offset the cost of heating multiple indoor swimming pools.

  November 2016
 

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