Post Tagged with: "California"

California Building Standards Commission makes it official: New homes will have solar starting in 2020

California Building Standards Commission makes it official: New homes will have solar starting in 2020

December 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

Making it official, the California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) unanimously confirmed the new standards that require solar on new homes in California starting in 2020. This final regulatory vote confirms that the California Energy Commission (CEC) followed the correct process in developing the new rules established in May, making CaliforniaRead More

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

Vivint Solar offers new fixed rate solar lease in California to prep for 2020 mandate

November 5, 2018 at 5:47 pm 0 comments

Vivint Solar, a full-service residential solar provider, launched a new fixed rate solar lease plan to expand its options for homeebuyers and builders ahead of California’s 2020 solar mandate. Initially available in select markets in California, the new solar plan allows new customers to install solar panels for no moneyRead More

California passes roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045: Boosts to storage, multi-family PV

California passes roadmap to 100 percent renewable energy by 2045: Boosts to storage, multi-family PV

August 31, 2018 at 9:04 am Comments are Disabled

California is changing the renewable energy game yet again, sending a series of bills to the governor’s desk that will drive energy storage adoption, multi-family installs and get California to be 100 percent renewable by 2045. SB 700 For years now Bernadette Del Chiaro, executive director of the California SolarRead More

Solar workers rally at California state house to support self-generation incentives

Solar workers rally at California state house to support self-generation incentives

August 20, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

The solar industry in California is rallying behind Senate Bill 700 to replenish incentives for residential and commercial energy storage systems and get ahead of the Time-of-Use rates that will hit consumer energy bills in 2019. “We’ve come out by the hundreds from all over the state to speak directlyRead More

Senate Bill to transition California to 100 percent clean energy moves to full assembly

Senate Bill to transition California to 100 percent clean energy moves to full assembly

July 9, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

Advancing to full assembly late last week in California was Senate Bill 100, historic legislation to transition California to 100% clean electricity by 2045, sending it to the full Assembly for a vote. Earlier in the day, advocates delivered more than 38,000 messages and signatures in support of the legislationRead More

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

California to launch three programs to improve low-income community access to solar

June 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm 1 comment

Right on cue after our Install Inequality feature this week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted three new programs to promote the installation of solar energy to serve customers in disadvantaged communities. “Transitioning to a clean economy must include all Californians. Targeting solar investments in low income and disadvantagedRead More

Three possible shifts in California’s solar market after historic rule

Three possible shifts in California’s solar market after historic rule

May 14, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

When the world’s fifth largest economy mandates the use of your product, as is case for solar in California starting in 2020, outlooks can shift dramatically. Shocking, I know. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the implications. 1. GTM boosts residential forecast by 14 percent Solar’s growth stall hasRead More

Report: Solar retrofit market in California hitting saturation point

Report: Solar retrofit market in California hitting saturation point

March 26, 2018 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

Despite gaining ground in 25 states in the country, the overall residential solar market declined in 2017 due in large part to a decline in the saturated California market. We noted this at the time and then somewhat glossed over it to highlight the countrywide expansion, but a new reportRead More

California to standardize disclosures for solar contracts, protect solar customers

California to standardize disclosures for solar contracts, protect solar customers

October 16, 2017 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

Gov. Brown signed AB 1070 (Gonzalez Fletcher) into law last week. The bill previously unanimously passed the California Assembly and Senate. AB 1070 creates new and important consumer protections measures, including standardized and simplified disclosures, for all residential solar customers. “CALSEIA greatly appreciates the efforts of Assemblywoman Gonzalez Fletcher to protectRead More

California’s Clean Energy Storage bill passes Senate

California’s Clean Energy Storage bill passes Senate

June 5, 2017 at 8:36 am Comments are Disabled

While the executive branch attempts to go backward with its energy goals, progressive states continue to march forward as the California Senate passed a bill that would give consumers more access to clean energy and provide the next critical piece for California to achieve its aggressive greenhouse gas and renewableRead More