Here is what we are doing in CA. Of course there are lots of reasons to do solar other than Carbon reduction—but this is the most important metric at present.
PV is an important part, though other measures are even more impactful – EE What CA is trying to accomplish is really unprecedented in the US… Decrease in energy consumption in absolute terms.
That’s a lot of solar! One of the ways we have been successful in increasing the adoption of solar technologies is through marketing and community outreach. The Solar Map is a great example of this effort. It was created in conjunction with the City of San Diego and the consulting firm CH2MHill, through funding from the Department of Energy. The map shows all PV and SWH installations in the county broken out by host customer sector.
Growth of solar in the region has been supported by state rebate programs, two of which (SGIP and CSI) are administered by CCSE.
Due to past program successes, CCSE was also granted administration of the Solar Water Heating Pilot Program. The largest rebate program of its kind in the state. Our success with the pilot program has led the Public Utilities Commission to propose a state-wide Solar Water Heating Rebate Program, with CCSE taking charge of administration in the San Diego Region.
You will hear about these and many more topics in your sessions today. You are participating in something very large – contribute and benefit!
The Road Ahead: Massive Implementation of Solar And Efficiency in the San Diego Region Andrew McAllister CCSE - Director of Programs September 29, 2009
Source: Dan Kammen, UC Berkeley IPCC Assessment: Climate Stabilization Zone EU Copenhagen plan Turning the Ship Around 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 1990 2000 2010 2020 2030 2040 2050 U.S. GHG Emissions (GT C eq.) Historic U. S. emissions Business as usual (EIA) Kyoto protocol Bush administration intensity target The Obama climate target The California target
The City of San Diego ranked highest in the state for both number of rooftops with PV and installed capacity.
CCSE’s efforts in solar market development credited with high installation rates.
Del Chiaro, Bernadette, 2009, Environment California, “California’s Solar Cities, Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future.” http://www.environmentcalifornia.org/uploads/YM/3W/YM3W81JComzW53sx1fgAiw/Californias-Solar-Cities.pdf Top 5 for Number of Solar Roofs Rank Cities # Solar Roofs 1 San Diego 2,262 2 Los Angeles 1,388 3 San Francisco 1,350 4 San Jose 1,333 5 Fresno 1,028 Top 5 for Solar Capacity (kW Installed) Rank Cities kW AC Installed 1 San Diego 19,427 2 San Jose 15,450 3 Fresno 14,538 4 Los Angeles 13,000 5 Santa Rosa 8,954