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2015 November Newsletter

October – December 2015

One-Day Rush for PG&E MASH Applications
Successful reopening to bring more installations online

Although the Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program is currently closed to applications statewide, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) reopened their program on October 26 to accept a limited...

Pilot Study to Examine NEM-V Tariff Barriers
Virtual net metering adoption remains “remarkably low”

A pilot study was launched in September as part of the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative Solar Market Pathways (SMP) project to help boost participation in California’s general market virtual net...

Are Host-Owned Solar Homes Worth More?
New report tallies higher values across six states

A publication released by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in November reports that a team of seven appraisers across six states found single-family home buyers willing to pay a premium of...

New Features Enhance BEopt Modeling Tool
Now applies to multifamily buildings with added options

In October, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a new version of the widely used Building Energy Optimization (BEopt) software tool that identifies the best energy efficient designs for...

GRID Alternatives Hosts Solar Job Fair
First to connect job seekers with companies at SPI

In addition to ensuring California’s low-income families have access to solar power, a key goal of the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (...

SASH & DOE Partnership Brings Solar to Tribe
Solar brings tribe's vision of sustainability to life

Rosalie Fimbres excitedly cut the ribbon on her new solar electric system, the first of 22 to be installed for the Bishop Paiute Tribe...

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