Resources

Recommendations for Reducing or Banning Foam Food Service Containers

In this report, the Equinox Project examines the environmental and economic impacts of polystyrene (foam) food container reduction policies to help guide local municipalities in this effort. The report focuses on California and West Coast activities, but the information and examples can be applied in any area.

  March 2017
 

Southern California Rooftop Solar Challenge Guides

Guides for solar in Southern California cities and counties: Anaheim, Chula Vista, City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Palm Desert, Palmdale, Pasadena, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Monica

  February 2016
 

Residential Solar Rate Analyzer

The Residential Electric Rate Analysis Tool shows how the addition of a solar electric system will affect a residential utility customer’s bill.

  February 2016
 

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation Guidelines: Residential and Commercial Locations

Jurisdictions can use this guide as a template to provide straightforward information to homeowners and electrical contractors about residential and commercial electric vehicle supply equipment permitting requirements.

  February 2016
 

Solar Water Heating Basics Video

Learn about solar hot water heating for homeowners.

  February 2016
 

Community Solar in California Report

This report provides an overview of community solar policies and programs in California.

  June 2015
 

Solar Hot Water for Single Family Homes Fact Sheet

When you install a solar water heating system at your home, you’ll enjoy all the hot water your family needs for baths, showers, laundry and cleaning. Plus, you’ll use less energy and save money every month on your utility bill.

  January 2015
 

Energy Efficiency Motivations and Actions of California Solar Homeowners Report

This research employs a combination of survey and focus groups to examine the home energy efficiency activities and underlying motivations of California Solar Initiative participants in the San Diego Gas & Electric territory.

  August 2014
 

Mission Heights Condos Solar Thermal Case Study

The Mission Heights Condominiums homeowners association explored solar water heating systems for three buildings.

  June 2014
 

Sullivan Solar Case Study

1970s fixer-upper transforms into sustainable spotlight.

  May 2014
 

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