Resources

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
 

Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Final Report 2014-2015

California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP), administered by CSE for the California Air Resources Board, provides rebates for purchasers and lessees of plug-in electric and fuel cell vehicles throughout the state. The CVRP distributed $114,641,650 in fiscal year (FY) 2014–2015 rebate funds to owners and lessees of 53,145 eligible vehicles in California. From project inception in 2010 through the end of FY 2014–2015 funding, CVRP issued or reserved nearly 123,000 rebates totaling over $260 million. This report summarizes the funding, implementation and outcomes of CVRP during FY 2014–2015.

  November 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
 

Electric Vehicle Suitability Assessment for Public Fleets

Through California’s Public Fleet Pilot Project, CSE partnered with FleetCarma to provide complimentary plug-in electric vehicle suitability assessments to eight public agencies in disadvantaged communities across California. This report summarizes the suitability assessment process and results.

  October 2016
 

Experience Electric Campaign Report

The Experience Electric campaign’s final report includes the initial results, the campaign extension event summaries, and the campaign findings.

  September 2016
 

Accelerating Market Transformation with Energy Program Data Visualizations

This paper analyzes how the use of interactive web-based dashboards can inform program evaluation and market transformation efforts for sustainable energy technologies.

  August 2016
 

Focus Group Findings: Exploring Home Improvement Projects and Energy Efficiency among Latinos and Non‐ Latinos in Fresno and San Diego

Report explores the sociocultural factors influencing the adoption of home energy efficiency retrofits in California.

  August 2016
 

Water Supply System Losses in San Diego County

Given the current extreme drought conditions in California, water efficiency is a high priority. While there is extensive funding and development for technologies and appliances that perform effectively while using less water, one source of significant savings is continually overlooked: leaking distribution infrastructure.

  August 2016
 

2016 Quality of Life Dashboard Report

The 2016 Quality of Life Dashboard shows four indicators in the San Diego region that have improved significantly, including employment, entrepreneurship, renewable energy and water use, while two indicators showed regression, specifically landfill waste disposal and beach water quality.

  June 2016
 

Contractor Interview Findings: Perceptions of Latino Households' Views on Home Energy Upgrades

Report on the findings of contractor interviews meant to understand how they think Latino households view energy and energy efficiency in planning, executing, and financing home improvements.

  June 2016
 

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