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2015 March Newsletter

January - March 2015

Solar Thermal Contractor New CSI-Thermal Changes Approved
Higher incentives & higher rebate cap

In January, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved changes to the CSI-Thermal Program which aim to increase adoption of solar thermal technologies and drive substantial progress toward...

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Solar Permitting Guidebook New Local Government Solar Guidebook
Offers strategies for streamlining residential permitting

A new guidebook outlining ways for California cities and counties to make permit processing and inspections for single-family residential rooftop solar electric systems quicker and uniform is now available...

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Multifamily Solar Project Project Supports Multitenant Property PV
DOE award to expand use of virtual net energy metering

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded $712,000 to the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) for a project aimed at eliminating barriers to greater adoption of solar electric power...

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MASH & SASH Renewed MASH & SASH Renewed for Low-Income Residents
Providing $108M in PV rebates for affordable housing projects

On January 29, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved renewed funding for both the CSI Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) and Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH)...

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PBI Payment Acceleration CSI PAs File to Accelerate PBI Payments
Simpler process as program reaches sunset date

On January 27, 2015, the Center for Sustainable Energy, on behalf of all CSI program administrators (PG&E and SCE) filed a...

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Commercial Solar Wait List CSE Opens Commercial Waitlist
Last of the CSI programs statewide to reach caps

The Center for Sustainability (CSE) has announced that all commercial CSI project applications submitted after February 5 in the San Diego Gas & Electric territory are going on a waitlist because...

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CSI RD&D Program Methods for Screening Distribution Feeders
Aim to predict amount of PV that can be accommodated

The CSI Research, Development, Demonstration and Deployment (RD&D) Program established by the CPUC and managed by Itron, is supporting...

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SEED Fund Solar Project SEED Fund Helps Public Agency Solar
Collaborative procurement lowers up-front costs

The Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) Fund with support...

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Solar students on roof On-the-Roof Job Training
Partnership with Rising Sun Energy Center

Over the course of two weeks last fall, 11 job trainees from Rising Sun Energy Center came to GRID Alternatives’ Oakland office for an intensive solar PV course – a unique combination of classroom and on-...

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