The California Solar Initiative - CSI
About the California Solar Initiative
As part of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's 3.3 Billion, Million Solar Roofs
Program, California has set a goal to create 3,000 megawatts of new,
solar-produced electricity by 2017 - moving the state toward a cleaner energy
future and helping lower the cost of solar systems for consumers.
The California Public Utilities Commission, through its California Solar Initiative,
provides incentives over the next decade for existing residential homes and
existing and new commercial, industrial, and agricultural properties.
The California Energy Commission manages a 10-year, $400 million program
to encourage solar in new home construction through its New Solar Homes
The overall goal is to help build a self-sustaining photovoltaic, solar electricity
market. The current program does not fund solar hot water systems.