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CSI RD&D: Smart Inverters

Tested combinations of communication modules and inverters

Figure 1: Tested combinations of communication modules and inverters

As photovoltaic (PV) penetration in the California grid increases, utility and grid operators are looking for technical mitigation solutions. One way negative impacts may be mitigated is through the use of advanced inverters on PV resources that could work in any communication system by way of a standardized modular communication interface.

CSI RD&D: PV Integrated Storage

Figure 1a: Average SIS participating home energy profile during a CPP event

Figure 1a: Average SIS participating home energy profile during a CPP event

As photovoltaic integration and energy storage become an increasingly ubiquitous presence on the changing electrical grid landscape, efforts to quantify both the electrical and economic impact of such technologies are necessary steps in anticipation of more widespread development of distributed energy resource (DER) infrastructure. 

SoCalGas Increases Rebates for Solar Thermal

Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) residential, multifamily and commercial customers can take advantage of significantly increased California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal natural gas rebates for solar water heating systems through the end of the year. 

New Funding for New Solar Homes Partnership

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is finalizing a proposed decision to authorize $111.78 million for the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) Program to continue incentives for homeowners, builders and developers who install solar energy systems on new, energy-efficient residences. 

Visit PG&E Solar Team at Intersolar 2016

Pacific Gas and Electric will be at Intersolar North America at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, hosting Booth #9716 and conducting workshops. Stop by to meet them and learn about the latest happenings with PG&E’s solar programs and the renewables industry. Find out information about solar water heating systems and installations and the incentives available until the thermal program closes in December 2017.

CSE Closes Nonresidential PV Waitlist

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) has stopped accepting new CSI General Market nonresidential PV applications to their waitlist in the San Diego Gas & Electric territory as of May 9, 2016. CSE will continue to fund wait-listed applications should funded projects not be completed and will notify individual applicants if incentives become available. You may view the status of existing wait-listed applications online.

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