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Additional About Go Solar California Information

About Go Solar California

The Go Solar California! campaign is a joint effort of the California Energy Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission. The goal is to encourage Californians to install 3,000 megawatts of solar energy systems on homes and businesses by the end of 2016, making renewable energy an everyday reality. The program also has a goal to install 585 million therms of gas-displacing solar hot water systems by the end of 2017.

The Go Solar California website provides California consumers a "one-stop shop" for information on solar programs, rebates, tax credits, and information on installing and interconnecting solar electric and solar thermal systems. The site has information on program rules, including eligible equipment and standards, as well as information on how to find an eligible, licensed solar contractor.


Go Solar California Program Components

Program Authority California Public Utilities Commission California Energy Commission Publicly Owned Utilities (POUs) Total
Program Name California Solar Initiative (CSI) (including CSI-Thermal) New Solar Homes Partnership Various Program Names Go Solar California!
Budget $2,167 million (Electric)
$250 million (Gas)
$400 million $784 million $3,351 million (Electric)
$250 Million (Gas)
Solar Goals 1,940 MW (Electric)
585 million therms (Gas)
360 MW 700 MW 3,000 MW (Electric)
585 million therms (Gas)
Scope All solar systems in large IOU areas except new homes Solar systems on new homes in large IOU areas All solar systems in POU areas All of California
  Note: The electric budgets are for 2007-2016, and the gas budgets are for 2010-2017.

Note: The electric budgets are for 2007-2016, and the gas budgets are for 2010-2017.

If you have questions about this website or one of the Go Solar California programs, please visit Contacts.