California Solar Power
State of CA Solar Resource Map
If you are fortunate enough to live in sunny
California, you should definitely take advantage of the natural and
abundant renewable resources available to you. Solar power is
something that the state promotes heavily and they offer many
programs and incentives to encourage people to take advantage of
free energy production for their homes. Many local cities /
municipalities also offer rebates and other savings for those who
purchase solar power systems or upgrade their homes energy
efficiency. The list below is only a fraction of the resources
available residents of CA but they should give you a good starting
point to find relevant information.
DESIRE - Comprehensive list of resources including state &
local incentives, building codes and financing options.
Buying Green Power - List of places you can buy power
created from renewable sources like solar, wind and hydro.
DOE - Maps, stats and projects relating to environmentally
friendly energy in CA.
California - State initiative for solar power installation
assistance. Helps people get energy audits, find installation
companies and collect state offered rebates.
Commission - Renewable energy programs overview.
Public Utilities Commission - State solar initiative info.
Solar Permitting Guidebook (.pdf) - This document provides
current laws, codes and regulations associated with installing solar
Center for Sustainable Energy - Facts, news and programs for
- Provides upfront rebates to assist low income families
participation in solar power projects under the Single-family
Affordable Solar Homes (SASH) program.