The first of its kind, California mandates that all new homes have solar installed at the time of construction. This requirement will go into place in January 2020 as California strives to have 50% of the state’s energy be green energy by 2030. Solar power has increasingly become a leading driver in the growth of […]
Net Energy Metering (NEM) is a special billing arrangement where the homeowner’s electric meter tracks electricity consumed and surplus electricity sent back to the utility grid, crediting the excess electricity produced by PV solar systems at the full retail value. Homeowners with electric service under a NEM 1.0 tariff, prior to December 31, 2015, will […]
Last Tuesday, August 18th, was Solar Worker Lobby Day 2015, organized by the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) and The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC). Over 200 solar workers representing over 60 companies, including Clean Solar, spoke with California state legislators and staff about current solar legislation: changing Net Energy Metering (NEM), extending the […]
Energy freedom… that’s what solar is. Americans are empowered to choose how and when they get their electricity for their homes and businesses. A major benefit to solar freedom and ownership is the 30% Investment Tax Credit (ITC), also referred to as the federal tax credit. The full value of the ITC is earned immediately […]
Tomorrow, January 16th, is the 2nd annual National Shout Out For Solar Day. So why is everyone shouting? The U.S. solar industry’s installation capacity grew 40 percent in 2014 and is now employing 143,000 people in the country. But despite an incredible year in growth, there are still many roadblocks to overcome, especially in terms […]
San Jose, CA – November 12, 2014 – On the evening of October 28th, the California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) Bay Area Chapter President and Clean Solar CEO, Randy Zechman, called to order their bi-monthly meeting at the new Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV) Technology Demonstration Center in San Jose, California. Discussion focused on the […]
San Jose Mayor Charles “Chuck” Reed’s July eNewsletter featured his appearance at the Bay Area Chapter of CALSEIA’s meeting at the SunPower headquarters on June 19th. The event was moderated by Chapter President/Clean Solar CEO Randy Zechman.
Last night, the Bay Area Chapter of CALSEIA welcomed San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and Stanford scholar Jeffrey Ball to speak at the SunPower headquarters in San Jose about their visions for the future of solar. Randy Zechman, Clean Solar CEO and CALSEIA Bay Area Chapter President, moderated the event on June 19th.
May 19, 2014 – Randy Zechman, the Bay Area Regional Chapter President of CALSEIA and CEO of Clean Solar, hosted the second local event in 2014 focusing on solar financing options on May 7th.