Thought Leadership

Research and Reports

 
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.

  Aug, 2016
MOR-EV Program Statistics

MOR-EV Program Statistics offers interactive access to data provided by the Massachusetts Offers Rebates for Electric Vehicles (MOR-EV) program, funded by the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources.

  Aug, 2016
California Electric Vehicle Consumer Survey Dashboard

Explore the first three years of data, including consumer demographics and housing characteristics, purchase/lease motivations, decision-making processes, dealer experience, and awareness of special PEV electricity rates. Sort data by vehicle type, make, location, and other criteria.

  Aug, 2016
Clean Vehicle Rebate Project Rebate Map

View regional data on fuel cell and plug-in electric vehicle adoption in California.

  Aug, 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.

  Aug, 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.

  Aug, 2016
EV Consumer Characteristics, Awareness, Information Channels & Motivations

Presentation covering information on electric vehicle consumers including who is adopting EVs, how current consumers are becoming aware and what messages are resonating with consumers.

  Jul, 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.

  Jun, 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.

  Jun, 2016
Los Angeles County Solar PV Permitting Case Study

This case study highlights the efforts of the County of Los Angeles to develop a streamlined permitting process for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems that helps lower costs for consumers and serves as a model for other jurisdictions.

  May, 2016