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California Solar Resources

Solar Resources

1. California Energy Commission (CEC) 

  •  The CEC provides comprehensive resources on solar energy programs, incentives, and policies in California, aiming to support the state's renewable energy goals.

2. Go Solar California

  • A partnership between the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission, offering information on solar programs, rebates, and solar installation guidance.

3. California Solar & Storage Association

  • A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the solar and storage industry in California, providing resources for consumers and professionals alike.

4. California Solar

  • California Solar provides facts and figures on the growth of solar energy in California, highlighting the state's leadership in solar market size, economic and environmental benefits.

Battery Backup

1. Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

  • SGIP offers incentives for installing energy storage systems at homes and businesses, helping to reduce reliance on the grid during peak times.

2. California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Energy Storage

  • CPUC oversees the development and regulation of energy storage systems in California, including battery backup solutions.

Legislation & Laws

1. California Legislative Information

  • Official site for California legislative information, providing access to the full text of state laws, including those related to solar energy and battery storage.

2. Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) 

  • DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States, including California-specific legislation.

3. California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) - Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0

  • The CPUC provides detailed information on the Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 policy, which governs how solar customers are credited for the electricity they add to the grid. This policy is crucial for understanding the financial benefits and implications of installing solar power systems in California.

County Specific Resources

Monterey County

1. Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP)

  • Provides clean and renewable energy options for residents and businesses in Monterey, with programs supporting solar energy adoption.

2. Monterey County Office of Sustainability

  • Focuses on promoting sustainability through renewable energy, including solar, and offers resources for residents and businesses in Monterey County.

Santa Cruz County

Santa Cruz Solar Energy

  • Offers information on solar panel installation, incentives, and benefits for residents of Santa Cruz

San Mateo County

Peninsula Clean Energy

  • Offers solar programs and incentives for residents and businesses in San Mateo County, aiming to increase the adoption of clean energy.

Santa Clara County

Silicon Valley Clean Energy

  • Provides clean energy solutions, including solar, for residents and businesses in Santa Clara County, with various programs and incentives.