Tag Archives: California Solar Rebates

California laws will boost residential solar installations

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On the heels of Jerry Brown’s return from the U.N. Climate Summit in New  York, the California Governor signed a law to streamline rooftop solar installations. Assembly Bill 2188 puts some requirements in place that will require cities to establish expedited review checklists, allow electronic signatures and finish any inspections within five business days of a […]

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Schwarzenegger Declares October, “Solar Energy Month”

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California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has declared October as “Solar Energy Month”. Southern California Edison (SCE) is leading the celebration with a variety of events aimed at educating homeowners about going solar. SCE will be offering classes at various locations throughout Southern California. The specific dates and venues can be found here. SCE is currently on step 5 of […]

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Declining CSI Solar Rebates Offset Price Reductions

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The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is now in its fourth year and is nearly half way through the 1,750 Megawatt goal. Earlier this month, the CSI released the 2009 Impact Evaluation Report, which provides a program update and analysis. According to the report, from 2007 to 2009, the cost of residential solar power systems have declined 5% […]

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Solar Cities – Pasadena

Throughout the U.S. there are towns and cities that are offering amazing solar rebates and incentives on top of the 30% tax credit from the federal government. In this blog series that we are calling “Solar Cities” we are highlighting these towns and cities that are making it easier for their residents to go solar. This week we are […]

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Californians Not Phased by Falling Solar Rebates

In the last two weeks the rebate level for the California Solar Initiative (CSI) rebate program dropped for customers of PG&E from $1.10 to $0.65. This is great news because the rebate reduction is triggered by more people deciding to go solar. The thinking behind this planned reduction in rebates was driven by the assumption that the price […]

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PG&E solar rebate about to drop again!

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There is news out today indicating that the state solar rebate for PG&E customers is going to decrease from $1.10 per watt to $0.65/watt. That means if you decide to install a home solar energy system after the decrease takes effect in about a month you will have to pay approximately $2,000 more for your solar system. […]

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