For nearly forty years, CALSEIA has put in place solar policies and programs that have made California one of the biggest and most successful solar industries in the world.


Recent Legislative Accomplishments

  • AB 2188 - Reducing soft costs through streamlining permitting (2014)

  • AB 327 – Advocated for the protection of net metering within overall rate reform legislation (2013)

  • AB 2249 – Expanded solar water heating rebates to commercial swimming pools (2012)


Recent Regulatory Accomplishments

  • Petitioned and won decision at CPUC to increase rebate levels for solar water heating systems (2015)

  • Secured 20-year grandfathering protections for all NEM 1.0 consumers (2014)

  • Opened up SCE’s Option R rate to an additional 250 MW (2014)

  • Fought for and won unlimited Option R for E-19 and E-20 customers (2014)

  • Won emergency stay of UL 1703 code requirements until January 2015 (2014)

  • Participated and shaped successful publication of the California Solar Permitting Guidebook of 2014 for both solar PV and solar water heating systems (2014/2015)

  • Pushed for decision to compel collection of solar installation data from investor owned utilities (2014)

Annual Reports




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our 2016 Annual Report.

Past Reports