Current Policy Priorities
CALSEIA is the voice of the solar industry in California. CALSEIA advocates for the protection and expansion of the solar market at-large. From small-businesses to the multi-national corporations, from installers on the roof to engineers in the lab, from thermal to electric, CALSEIA works hard to keep California the shining example of solar power in the United States.
Our Policy Priorities are decided are at our Annual Planning Meeting in October. Members are encouraged to have a seat at the table in deciding the future of solar energy in the state. Take a look at our policy priorities for 2014.
2014 Policy Priorities
AB 327 presents the greatest opportunity and threat to the solar industry. How the CPUC implements AB 327 will determine the fate of Net Energy Metering for future as well as past solar customers.
CSI is critical to the success of the solar water heating market. How the commercial as well as single-family rebates are structured and/or adjusted to better drive a healthy level of consumer demand are just two of the issues CALSEIA will work on in the coming year.
Reducing soft costs through eliminating or streamlining permitting and interconnection is a top priority for both the solar PV and solar thermal markets. CALSEIA will be a leading voice in securing concrete and meaningful cost reductions on this front.
Other Issues for 2014
There are several other issues that the CALSEIA Board and membership identified as important to work on in the coming year. Through our chapters and issue committees, the following are some other issues that CALSEIA will work together to address in the coming year:
o Rate Cases at the CPUC
o California Solar Statistics and ongoing data collection
o Tax exemptions and credits
o Electrifying the transportation sector
o SONGS replacement power
o Solar Schools
o Energy storage
o Smart Inverters
o Community Solar
o Community Aggregation
o Virtual Net Metering