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San Diego Solar on Display

The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) and the US Green Building Council will sponsor the 2015 Green Homes Tour in San Diego County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 4. You can register now.

Teens Take to Learning Solar

Unlike other teens who might have preferred to spend their Saturday morning sleeping, a group of 12 Tulare County high school students spent a weekend this summer installing a photovoltaic (PV) system on the home of the Ceja family in Porterville, California. The installation, led by Single-family Affordable Solar Housing program administrator GRID Alternatives, marked the kickoff of a new partnership with SunPower Corp called Solar Futures.

New SASH Program Reporting

As part of the implementation of AB 217 extending the Single-family Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) and Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) programs, some program modifications have been made in reporting structure and timeline.

Streamlined Solar Permitting Under Way

Cities and counties throughout the state are working to meet the requirements for creating expedited solar permitting processes mandated by AB 2188 as the Sept. 30, 2015, deadline approaches. To assist local jurisdictions and the solar industry in tracking progress statewide, the Center for Sustainable Energy has created an interactive map that shows the actions each jurisdiction is making toward compliance.

Commercial Solar Thermal Webinar

Recently increased rebate levels from the California Solar Initiative - Thermal Program make this an ideal time for property owners and managers to consider installing solar water heating systems. The Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) is hosting a free webinar on solar water heating (SWH) technologies for commercial and multifamily facilities on Oct. 27, 2015. You can register now.

Changes Ahead for Net Energy Metering

Net Energy Metering

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is currently working on a proceeding to develop a successor tariff for net energy metering (NEM), which allows utility customers with solar PV systems or other distributed generation technologies to receive credit for the excess energy that they supply to the grid.

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