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Jan. – Feb. 2013

Solar Install Solar Shines Brightly on Golden State
Year-end wrap up shows substantial progress


The past year stands out as another big year for the California Solar Initiative, with a milestone one gigawatt of solar energy generation achieved...

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High Penetration Solar Forum — Feb. 13–14, 2013


This jointly sponsored forum will address SunShot's strategic goal to "make solar energy cost-competitive with other forms of electricity..."

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solar roof CSI-Thermal Heats Up In 2012
New technologies & applications ahead in 2013


As the CSI-Thermal Program wrapped up its third year, it marked a time of growing opportunities for Californians to enjoy the benefits of water heated by the sun...

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solar roof Innovations with Help from CSI RD&D
Cogeneration captures solar power and heat


During the past two years, Cogenra Solar of Mountain View, Calif., has branched out to deploy its unique distributed solar...

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solar roof Bringing Power to Tribal Homes
SASH Program moves onto Indian Reservations


When a crew of solar installers from Real Goods Solar of Murrieta, Calif., pulled into a dusty driveway on the La Jolla Indian reservation in the northeastern edge of...

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solar roof Increasing Use of SAVE
Record calculations and participation in 2012


Launched in 2011, SAVE (Solar Advantage Value Estimator) is a free online tool developed by the California Energy Commission that is gaining in popularity...

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Featured Solar Statistic
2012 Installed Capacity - 343.9 MW 2012 Solar Capacity
Total installed capacity during 2012 was 343.9 MW across all Program Administrator territories. The past year stands out as another big year for the California Solar Initiative, with a milestone one gigawatt of solar energy generation achieved in October 2012.

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Featured Photo & Solar Stories
First Sunpower ACPV modules approved and installed in Los Angeles County in the city of Rolling Hills.

City: Rolling Hills, Los Angeles County
Capacity: 10.7 kW
Installer: Howe Custom Home Builders
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