Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
Solar Water Heating for Multifamily Properties Webinar

Learn about heating water with the sun in an archived webinar focusing on multifamily properties.

  Feb, 2016
Solar Water Heating Basics Video

Learn about solar hot water heating for homeowners.

  Feb, 2016
California Solar Permitting Guidebook 2015

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

  Feb, 2016
Clean Energy Assessment

 Find out which clean energy technologies may be right for your facility.

  Feb, 2016
Literature Review: Housing, Energy Use, Decision‐Making and Messaging among Key Ethnic Groups

Report to explore the sociocultural factors influencing the adoption of home energy efficiency retrofits in California

  Feb, 2016
2016 Self-Generation Incentive Program Handbook

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) provides financial incentives for the installation of new qualifying technologies that are installed to meet all or a portion of the electric energy needs of a facility. The purpose of the SGIP is to contribute to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emission reductions, demand reductions and reduced customer electricity purchases, resulting in the electric system reliability through improved transmission and distribution system utilization; as well as market transformation for distributed energy resource (DER) technologies. This handbook establishes the policies and procedures of the SGIP for potential program participants and other interested parties. The SGIP has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and is subject to change in whole or in part at any time without prior notice. Any changes made to the SGIP will be published in revisions to this Handbook and/or posted at each Program Administrator’s (PA’s) website. The Program Administrators are: Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), the Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas) and the Center for Sustainable Energy® (CSE)2.https://www.selfgenca.com/documents/handbook/2016 

  Feb, 2016
Zero-Emission Vehicle Markets in California: Disadvantaged Communities and the State Overall

Presentation focused on zero-emission vehicles (ZEV) in California's disadvantaged communities and the state overall. Information covers ZEV consumer insights and vehicle trends.

  Feb, 2016
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Long Term Planning: Funding Needs for Fiscal Years 2016–2017 thru 2018–2019

The following assesses, primarily through extrapolation of real-world data, the funding requirements for the Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP) for fiscal year 2016–2017 (FY 16–17) thru FY 18–19.

  Feb, 2016
Is San Diego’s Climate Action Plan Worth It? Blog

Understanding the “cost-effectiveness” of a clean energy future.

  Feb, 2016
California's NEM Plan Calls for Innovative Payment Mechanisms Blog

Will the transition for net energy metering be smooth or rocky?

  Jan, 2016