The California Public Utilities Commission approved an Order modifying the California Solar Intiative (CSI) Thermal Program which caps commercial solar pool heating systems to 50% of system costs. At the same time, the Order adopts a higher CSI natural gas displacement incentive for multi-family, including low income. CSI program funds, administered through So Cal Gas, PG&E and the Center for Sustainable Energy allocates 60% to commercial multi-family domestic hot water and 30% to commercial solar pools. See LINK to SunUp press release summarizing the new regulations and LINK to the current and NEW incentive levels.
Customers (homeowners, landlords and business owners) installing solar thermal in service territories of PG&E, SCE, SoCalGas and SDG&E may also be eligible for domestic hot water rebates under the newly released program guidelines. SunUp Solar Systems products meet all SRCC and/or IAPMO certification requirements under the program and we are highly experienced at design of systems; from basic to large and complex under the CSI solar thermal program.
Owners and investors will want to review solar tax incentives with their professional financial advisers. SunUp Solar Systems provides detailed quotes, projected paybacks and CSI Calculator results to support this process. Project specfic quotes are available utilizing Property Assessed Clean Energy financing. See link to CALSEIA, California Solar Energy Industry Association for the latest on state and federal tax incentives.
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California cities and HOAs are required to implement AB2188 to streamline the permitting and approval process for residential rooftop solar energy systems. For cities this means adopting oredinances that expedite permitting, reduce inspections and allow solar permit filings by email. For HOAs, the new law restricts the HOA from increasing the cost of a solar system to no more than 10% or decreasing the system’s efficiency to no more than 10%. It also shortens the number of days, from 60 to 45, that an applicant, seeking HOA approval, must wait for a written denial of a proposed plan.