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Virtual Net Metering & Resources Help Increase Solar Equity

Nationwide, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are being installed in record numbers, with the total solar capacity approaching 50,000 megawatts of power. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, that’s enough solar output to run more than 9 million homes.

Solar Water Heating Incentives Extended for Californians

The greening of California’s electric grid gets a lot of attention – we’re committed to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030, with some state legislators pushing to increase that commitment to 100 percent by 2045. This bold leadership on reducing fossil fuel use and climate action planning from the world’s sixth largest economy is encouraging.

Finalists Selected for Ambitious Transformative Climate Communities Program

California remains the nation’s guiding force with the most progressive greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals and bold environmental justice policies.

California Legislation Shores Up PACE Consumer Protection

Since the launch of property assessed clean energy (PACE) loans in 2008, some 150,000 California homeowners have used them to finance energy and water efficiency improvements and install solar electric systems, making payments through their property tax bills.

A Vision of Clean Technology Integration in the Transformative Climate Communities Program

CSE provides a vision of California’s program to transform the state’s most disadvantaged and polluted communities that calls for deep energy planning and integrated clean technologies to help build initiatives capable of “lifting all boats.”