Solar for Homeowners April 2009
Vision & Mission <ul><ul><ul><li>Vision:   </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a sustainable energy future </li><...
<ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego Energy Resource Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebuild Central  - helping fire survi...
CCSE Services <ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Tool Lending & Resource Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded ...
Upcoming CCSE Events <ul><li>May 15 – Solar Shade Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>May 18 – Solar Power Purchase Agreements, Par...
CCSE Housekeeping <ul><li>Please sign in </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off your cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshments  </li>...
Agenda <ul><li>What is Solar?  </li></ul><ul><li>How does PV work </li></ul><ul><li>Types of PV </li></ul><ul><li>Sample I...
What is Solar Electricity?  <ul><li>Pho-to-vol-ta-ics (PV)  literally means &quot;light-electricity,&quot; and is the proc...
How does it works? Utility DC  Disconnect AC  Disconnect Home Sunlight strikes the cells.  Cells convert sunlight into dir...
How it doesn’t Work?   <ul><li>If the utility grid goes down, the inverter automatically shuts off and  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Types of PV <ul><li>Crystalline </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mono or Poly – most commonly used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><u...
Different looks <ul><li>“ Industrial” look </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaner look </li></ul>Conclusion Style matters to some custo...
Types of PV -- Amorphous <ul><li>Amorphous – newer technology </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often referred to as thin film...
Crystalline vs Amorphous <ul><li>Matter of space, budget, and aesthetics and personal taste. </li></ul><ul><li>Both setups...
Home with PV (front view) PV located here
Same Home with PV (side view)
Traditional Mono-Crystalline PV Panels (checker pattern)
Poly Crystalline PV Panels on flat roof with tilt kit
Poly Crystalline PV on a Ground Mount tilted for performance
Poly Crystalline PV on a Ground Mount tilted for performance Shade System production decrease
Poly Crystalline on a Tracker (system rotates to follow sun) Passive tracking system
Poly Crystalline on Trackers
Thin Film (Amorphous)
Thin Film (amorphous)
Thin Film
Integrated Roofing Tiles
Integrated Roofing Tiles
Integrated Roofing Tiles
What are the two biggest questions about solar? How much do I need? How much does it cost?
How much PV do I need? <ul><ul><ul><li>www.sdge.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to Save Energy    Energy Wav...
So, How Much Does it Cost? <ul><li>PV costs range from $8.50 to $11.50 per watt fully installed… before taking rebates or ...
How to Read Your Electric Bill
 
Gas Charges
Taxes and Fees
Electric Charges
Electric Charges
Pricing Structure <ul><li>Energy (usage) = Power x Time </li></ul><ul><li>Kill a what hour?!?! </li></ul><ul><li>Charged b...
Pricing Structure <ul><li>Tiered Pricing System </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 progressively more expensive tiers </li></ul><...
<ul><li>An all electric home or not </li></ul><ul><li>The climate zone in which you live.   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Coastal...
Current Monthly Baseline Allowances Monthly Electric Baseline Allowances kWh per day (Based on a 30 day month) All Electri...
Understanding Your Bill – Example 1 <ul><li>Person A uses 250 kWh in a month with a baseline of 100 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>...
Understanding Your Bill – Example 2 <ul><li>Person B uses 500 kWh in a month with a baseline of 100 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>...
Understanding Your Bill <ul><li>DWR Bond Charge </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed $/kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission  </li></ul><u...
Current SDG&E prices for electricity <ul><li>Tier 1: $ .12557 / kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 2: $ .14677 / kWh </li></ul><ul...
Bundled Charge DWR Bond Charge Electric Energy Charge
Baseline
9.45 5.07 27.84 44.99
 
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Understanding Net Energy Metering <ul><li>Available to solar and wind generating customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems l...
Do my electricity rates increase? <ul><ul><li>From SDG&E bill insert July 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pursuant to ...
2006 Rate Increase in SCE territory Note:  Tier 1 & Tier 2 did not increase Tier 3 increased 34% Tier 4 increased 58%. Tie...
 
 
 
Do costs for electricity increase? Date   Rate   kWh  $   Ave. kWh  1 Year % Increase Real Consumption Data in SDG&E terri...
Quick recap <ul><li>Now you know … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How you are being charged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you are...
California Solar Initiative <ul><li>$2.1 Billion Program for 10 years (2007-2016) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebates are offere...
California Solar Initiative <ul><li>Goal is 59.5 MW of solar (photovoltaics) installed on single family homes over the nex...
Benefits and Facts <ul><li>Solar is economically sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rate of return typically greater than 9% This...
Benefits and Facts <ul><li>Reduce your carbon footprint by up to 3 metric tons* per year for each 1000 kWh of PV per month...
How do I get started? <ul><li>Contact CCSE </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Contact a PV Profes...
Online Resources <ul><ul><li>ccse.powerclerk.com - CSI Program Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.csi-epbb.com - CSI Prog...
Conclusion <ul><li>Installing solar is like having an insurance policy against rising electricity cost;  as rates get high...
CCSE CSI Contact Information <ul><li>California Center for Sustainable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>(CCSE) </li></ul><ul><li>8...
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    1. 1. Solar for Homeowners April 2009
    2. 2. Vision & Mission <ul><ul><ul><li>Vision: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Creating a sustainable energy future </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mission : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>To foster public policies and provide programs, services, information and forums that facilitate the adoption of clean, reliable, renewable, sustainable and efficient energy technologies and practices. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego Energy Resource Center </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebuild Central - helping fire survivors build green </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebates for Alternatively fueled vehicles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency rebates for Tax- Exempt Customers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rebates for Wind and Fuel Cell Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Solar Water Heating Pilot Program </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>California Solar Initiative </li></ul></ul></ul>CCSE Programs
    4. 4. CCSE Services <ul><li>Technical Assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Tool Lending & Resource Libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded Display Space </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops and Events </li></ul><ul><li>Vendor Database </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.energycenter.org </li></ul>
    5. 5. Upcoming CCSE Events <ul><li>May 15 – Solar Shade Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>May 18 – Solar Power Purchase Agreements, Part 2 of 5 </li></ul><ul><li>June 19 – Enphase Micro-Inverters </li></ul>
    6. 6. CCSE Housekeeping <ul><li>Please sign in </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off your cell phones </li></ul><ul><li>Refreshments </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle </li></ul><ul><li>Restrooms down the hall </li></ul><ul><li>Fill out your Evaluation Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Tell people about CCSE! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Agenda <ul><li>What is Solar? </li></ul><ul><li>How does PV work </li></ul><ul><li>Types of PV </li></ul><ul><li>Sample Installations (Pictures) </li></ul><ul><li>How much PV do I need? </li></ul><ul><li>How much does it cost? </li></ul><ul><li>How to read my electric bill </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Net Energy Metering </li></ul><ul><li>Utility Rates </li></ul><ul><li>California Solar Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits and facts of going Solar </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get started? </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is Solar Electricity? <ul><li>Pho-to-vol-ta-ics (PV) literally means &quot;light-electricity,&quot; and is the process of converting sunlight into electricity. The term &quot;photo&quot; comes from the Greek word &quot;phos&quot; or light, and &quot;volt&quot; was derived from Volta (1745-1827), a pioneer in the study of electricity. </li></ul><ul><li>When PV cells are exposed to sunlight, they separate positive and negative charges, releasing small amounts of electricity giving off what is known as the &quot;photovoltaic effect.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>PV or solar electric cells convert sunlight to usable electricity. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Small solar panels have been imbedded in calculators, watches, etc. for decades. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. How does it works? Utility DC Disconnect AC Disconnect Home Sunlight strikes the cells. Cells convert sunlight into direct Current (DC). DC current flows into inverter. Inverter inverts DC into Alternating current (AC). AC is the electricity that powers your home or goes back to the utility.
    10. 10. How it doesn’t Work? <ul><li>If the utility grid goes down, the inverter automatically shuts off and </li></ul><ul><li>will not feed solar-generated electricity back into the grid. </li></ul><ul><li>This ensures the safety of linepersons working on the grid. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Types of PV <ul><li>Crystalline </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mono or Poly – most commonly used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often referred to as solar panels </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each panel is usually about 5 feet long by 2 feet wide and 3 inches thick </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>100 sq. ft. = 1 kW of solar </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mounted on roofs, trackers, and fixed ground mounts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More efficient per square foot than amorphous </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Extreme heat reduces performance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shade highly reduces performance </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Different looks <ul><li>“ Industrial” look </li></ul><ul><li>Cleaner look </li></ul>Conclusion Style matters to some customers and especially to HOA’s. Warranty and longevity virtually identical.
    13. 13. Types of PV -- Amorphous <ul><li>Amorphous – newer technology </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Often referred to as thin film </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be framed (like Crystalline) or frameless </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conformable to mounting surface if frameless </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>150 sq. ft. = 1 kW of solar </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tends to be less costly than crystalline for the same amount of electricity production </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High heat somewhat reduces performance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Shading moderately reduces performance </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Crystalline vs Amorphous <ul><li>Matter of space, budget, and aesthetics and personal taste. </li></ul><ul><li>Both setups will do the job for 20-30 years….. or more. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Home with PV (front view) PV located here
    16. 16. Same Home with PV (side view)
    17. 17. Traditional Mono-Crystalline PV Panels (checker pattern)
    18. 18. Poly Crystalline PV Panels on flat roof with tilt kit
    19. 19. Poly Crystalline PV on a Ground Mount tilted for performance
    20. 20. Poly Crystalline PV on a Ground Mount tilted for performance Shade System production decrease
    21. 21. Poly Crystalline on a Tracker (system rotates to follow sun) Passive tracking system
    22. 22. Poly Crystalline on Trackers
    23. 23. Thin Film (Amorphous)
    24. 24. Thin Film (amorphous)
    25. 25. Thin Film
    26. 26. Integrated Roofing Tiles
    27. 27. Integrated Roofing Tiles
    28. 28. Integrated Roofing Tiles
    29. 29. What are the two biggest questions about solar? How much do I need? How much does it cost?
    30. 30. How much PV do I need? <ul><ul><ul><li>www.sdge.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ways to Save Energy  Energy Waves </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pull your 12 month history </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Total your 12 month electricity consumption </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This will be in kWh </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Divide the annual kWh by 1400kWh (average annual production of 1kW in San Diego). </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This will be the number of kW you need </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subtract three (3) from that value to save only the </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>most expensive electricity (Tiers 3, 4, only) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Example: 10,000kWh / 1,400kWh = 7kW – 3kW = 4kW PV System </li></ul></ul></ul>
    31. 31. So, How Much Does it Cost? <ul><li>PV costs range from $8.50 to $11.50 per watt fully installed… before taking rebates or tax credits. The average cost of all residential systems to date is roughly $9.00 per watt. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our example system would cost; 4,000W x $9/Watt = $36,000 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebate amount; 4,000W x $1.90/Watt = $7,600 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal Tax Credit = $8,520 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total after incentive and Tax Credit = $19,880 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example of major cost associated with PV system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70% of costs = PV Modules ($25,200 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% of costs = Installation ($ 5,400 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% of costs = Balance of System ($ 5,400 ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>$36,000 - $7,600 - $8,520 = $19,880 Out of pocket expense </li></ul><ul><li>That’s a savings of 45%! </li></ul>
    32. 32. How to Read Your Electric Bill
    33. 34. Gas Charges
    34. 35. Taxes and Fees
    35. 36. Electric Charges
    36. 37. Electric Charges
    37. 38. Pricing Structure <ul><li>Energy (usage) = Power x Time </li></ul><ul><li>Kill a what hour?!?! </li></ul><ul><li>Charged based on amount of kilowatt hours (kWh) used </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>kWh – The use of 1000 watts of electricity for one full hour </li></ul></ul></ul>
    38. 39. Pricing Structure <ul><li>Tiered Pricing System </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 progressively more expensive tiers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1 is the lowest rate called the “baseline” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tiers 2, 3 and 4 are based on a percentage of your baseline </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 1 = Baseline </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 2 = 30% of baseline </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 3 = 70% of baseline </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier 4 = All other usage </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
    39. 40. <ul><li>An all electric home or not </li></ul><ul><li>The climate zone in which you live. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Coastal, Inland, Mountain and Desert) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The time of the year </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summer (May 1 - October 31) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Winter (November 1 – April 30) </li></ul></ul></ul>How your baseline is calculated
    40. 41. Current Monthly Baseline Allowances Monthly Electric Baseline Allowances kWh per day (Based on a 30 day month) All Electric Home May 1 – Oct. 31 Nov. 1 – April 30 Coastal 294 498 Inland 348 573 Mountain 552 885 Desert 585 669 Monthly Electric Baseline Allowances kWh per day (Based on a 30 day month) Basic May 1 – Oct. 31 Nov. 1 – April 30 Coastal 306 324 Inland 354 345 Mountain 465 438 Desert 519 360
    41. 42. Understanding Your Bill – Example 1 <ul><li>Person A uses 250 kWh in a month with a baseline of 100 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 1 (Baseline) = .05 kWh Tier 3 = .15 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 2 = .10 kWh Tier 4 = .20 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 1: 0 - 100 kWh 100 x $.05 = $5 </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 2: 100 – 130 kWh 30 x $.10 = $3 </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 3: 130 – 200 kWh 70 x $.15 = $10.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 4: 200 – 250 kWh 50 x $.20 = $10 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Charge = $28.50 </li></ul>
    42. 43. Understanding Your Bill – Example 2 <ul><li>Person B uses 500 kWh in a month with a baseline of 100 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 1 (Baseline) = .05 kWh Tier 3 = .15 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 2 = .10 kWh Tier 4 = .20 kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 1: 0 - 100 kWh 100 x $.05 = $5 </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 2: 100 – 130 kWh 30 x $.10 = $3 </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 3: 130 – 200 kWh 70 x $.15 = $10.50 </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 4: 200 – 500 kWh 300 x $.20 = $60 </li></ul><ul><li>Total Charge = $78.50 </li></ul>
    43. 44. Understanding Your Bill <ul><li>DWR Bond Charge </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed $/kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Transmission </li></ul><ul><li>& Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Includes transmissin, </li></ul><ul><li>distribution, public </li></ul><ul><li>programs, nuclear </li></ul><ul><li>decommissioning, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Varies based on Tier </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed $/kWh </li></ul><ul><li>does not vary based on Tier </li></ul>Total $ per kWh Three charges combine to makeup total cost per kWh
    44. 45. Current SDG&E prices for electricity <ul><li>Tier 1: $ .12557 / kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 2: $ .14677 / kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 3: $ .25943 / kWh </li></ul><ul><li>Tier 4: $ .27943 / kWh </li></ul>Bundled Charges DWR Bond Charge Fixed Tier 1: $ .00477/ kWh Tier 2: $ .00477/ kWh Tier 3: $ .00477/ kWh Tier 4: $ .00477/ kWh Electric Energy Fixed Tier 1: $ .09963 / kWh Tier 2: $ .09963 / kWh Tier 3: $ .09963 / kWh Tier 4: $ .09963 / kWh Varies based on tier Tier 1: $ .02117 / kWh Tier 2: $ .04714 / kWh Tier 3: $ .15980 / kWh Tier 4: $ .17980 / kWh Total you are paying
    45. 46. Bundled Charge DWR Bond Charge Electric Energy Charge
    46. 47. Baseline
    47. 48. 9.45 5.07 27.84 44.99
    48. 50. { { {
    49. 52. Understanding Net Energy Metering <ul><li>Available to solar and wind generating customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems less than 1,000kW (1MW) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interconnected to the utility grid </li></ul><ul><li>Intended to offset all or part of the customer’s load </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s view an example </li></ul>
    50. 53. Do my electricity rates increase? <ul><ul><li>From SDG&E bill insert July 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Pursuant to California Assembly Bill AB1X, electric rates for residential usage up to 130% of baseline allowances will not exceed rate levels in effect February 1, 2001. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For those using electricity in Tiers 1 & 2, no rate increase applies. However, those using in Tiers 3, 4, and 5 absorb the rate increase for the lower Tiers. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sdge.com/tariff/inserts/FINAL0730059EERP-SDG&E.pdf </li></ul></ul>Utility Rates
    51. 54. 2006 Rate Increase in SCE territory Note: Tier 1 & Tier 2 did not increase Tier 3 increased 34% Tier 4 increased 58%. Tier 5 increased 59% Tier 5 authorized to increase 145%!
    52. 58. Do costs for electricity increase? Date Rate kWh $ Ave. kWh 1 Year % Increase Real Consumption Data in SDG&E territory! Data from real CSI Projects 5-Sep-06 DR 652 $102.79 $0.158   6-Sep-07 DR 663 $116.74 $0.176 11.7% 5-Nov-06 DR 1,315 $237.37 $0.181   6-Nov-07 DR 1,225 $262.84 $0.215 18.9% 6-Jan-06 DR 2,302 $440.95 $0.192   7-Jan-07 DR 2,323 $537.15 $0.231 20.7% 5-Sep-06 DR 2,215 $432.51 $0.195   6-Sep-07 DR 2,226 $548.59 $0.246 26.2%
    53. 59. Quick recap <ul><li>Now you know … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How you are being charged </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What you are being charged for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trends </li></ul></ul>
    54. 60. California Solar Initiative <ul><li>$2.1 Billion Program for 10 years (2007-2016) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rebates are offered on a declining scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The more solar that gets installed, the lower the rebate gets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current rebate of $1.90/Watt is about 15% - 20% of total cost of system </li></ul></ul>
    55. 61. California Solar Initiative <ul><li>Goal is 59.5 MW of solar (photovoltaics) installed on single family homes over the next 10 years for the San Diego region. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total of 15,000 4kW (average size) systems </li></ul></ul><ul><li>120 MW of non-residential (gov’t, commercial, non-profit) over the next 10 years in the San Diego region as well. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total of over 500 200kW (average size) systems </li></ul></ul>
    56. 62. Benefits and Facts <ul><li>Solar is economically sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rate of return typically greater than 9% This is very competitive with other higher risk investments such as stocks and bonds. As utility rates increase, the annual return increases. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility bill savings equal to or greater than monthly Loan Cost – Cash positive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Property Tax exempt </li></ul></ul>* Source: http://www.begreennow.com/users/calculator
    57. 63. Benefits and Facts <ul><li>Reduce your carbon footprint by up to 3 metric tons* per year for each 1000 kWh of PV per month </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(equivalent of removing one average car’s yearly pollution) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pay your electric bill once per year… you can pay it more often, but you are not required to do so. </li></ul><ul><li>HOA can not prevent you from going solar – see California Civil Code 714 for details on how you and the HOA work together to go solar. </li></ul>* Source: http://www.begreennow.com/users/calculator
    58. 64. How do I get started? <ul><li>Contact CCSE </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Efficiency Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Contact a PV Professional </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate different vendors/installers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enter into agreement with vendor/installer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Financing options available </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vendor/installer typically assists with paperwork, permits, interconnection, etc. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve incentive with CCSE </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vendor/installer typically takes care of rebate paperwork as a part of their service </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Install system </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Incentive provided post installation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typical time from signing contract to system commissioning – 60 days </li></ul></ul></ul>
    59. 65. Online Resources <ul><ul><li>ccse.powerclerk.com - CSI Program Data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.csi-epbb.com - CSI Program Incentive Calculator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.csi-trigger.com - CSI Statewide Trigger Point Tracker </li></ul></ul><ul><li>www.gosolarcalifornia.com – CPUC and CEC Website </li></ul><ul><li>www.energycenter.org – CCSE Website </li></ul><ul><li>www.cslb.ca.gov – Contractor State License Board </li></ul><ul><li>www.bbb.org – Better Business Bureau </li></ul>
    60. 66. Conclusion <ul><li>Installing solar is like having an insurance policy against rising electricity cost; as rates get higher, you continue to pay the same the life of the system! </li></ul>Thank You
    61. 67. CCSE CSI Contact Information <ul><li>California Center for Sustainable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>(CCSE) </li></ul><ul><li>8690 Balboa Ave, Suite 100 </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego, CA 92123 </li></ul><ul><li>858-244-1194 </li></ul><ul><li>http://csi.sdenergy.org </li></ul>Ben Airth [email_address]
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