Shining Some Light on Using Solar Energy

Throughout San Diego and the state, the number of people installing rooftop solar systems is increasing. In a recent study, San Diego ranked #2 in the nation’s rooftop solar installed cities. If you're considering going solar, there are some important facts you should know.

The California Public Utilities Commission, the state agency that regulates privately owned utilities in California, recently published its Solar Consumer Protection Guide to inform customers of potential false claims about residential solar systems and provide homeowners with a roadmap on how to go solar.

Did you know?

Solar providers submitting applications to interconnect residential solar customers are required to collect customer initials and a signature on the California Consumer Protection Guide starting September 30, 2019. See the guide for more details.

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Help the Environment

By installing a solar energy system, also known as photovoltaic or PV system, you're doing your part to help the environment since the energy comes from the sun, is clean, and completely renewable. This contributes to energy sustainability in our state that makes the future bright for generations to come.

  • Produces no emissions

  • Reduces greenhouse gases

  • Makes use of California's most abundant natural resource – sunshine

Save on Your Bill

How much you'll save depends on how much energy you use compared to how much energy your system produces and how much energy you need from us.  The amount of energy your PV system produces depends on several factors:

  • The weather

  • The efficiency of the panels

  • The panels' orientation relative to the sun

  • Whether the system is the right size

  • How well the panels are maintained

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Solar Panels Being Installed on Roof

Solar Could Cost Less Than You Think

If you're thinking of going solar at your home or business you have more options than ever before and there's help, too. You may qualify for local, state and Federal incentives. There are also special metering programs that may qualify you for bill credits.

See Getting Started with Solar to learn more.