CA Solar Consumer Protection Guide

Know your solar rights! Download the latest version of the CA Consumer Protection Guide issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

The guide can be downloaded in Spanish and many other languages.


NEM-3 (Net Energy Metering 3) Resources

Should you replace your old solar system now? Read our latest blog for expert advice.

Learn about the changes brought on by NEM-3 in this blog from


Referral Reward Program

Sun Light & Power's Referral Reward Program is now open to the general public. For more details visit the Referral Reward Program page.


For Our Customers

Statement of Qualifications 2020 (SOQ)

Homeowners Guide to Going Solar

Solar Energy Savings Calculator by EnergySage

PVWatts Calculator

California Property Tax Exclusion for Solar Energy Systems

California Solar Initiative - Solar Thermal Program

Grant Sun Light & Power Access to Utility Data


For Everyone

Contact your elected officials today and urge them to support solar!

“Solar For All” is an exciting new podcast series that focuses on the “intersection of the clean energy economy with equity, social justice, and the power of business as a force for good.” Solar For All is produced by Amicus podcast team Third Sun Solar.

Climate Change Information- From the Solar Energy Industries Association

US Department of Energy

California Solar Energy Statistics and Data

The SunShot Initaitive


For Developers

California Solar Mandate

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Programs - From the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy  

PACE basics one pager


For Solar Installers of the Future: Ways to Learn

Educational paths that lead to a career in solar PV installation include:

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)

Solar Energy International (SEI) online courses

Skyline College’s Solar Technology & Business Associate Program

Diablo Valley Colleges Energy Systems Program

Solar Living Institute (SLI) hands-on and online training

Entry-level energy efficiency training with Rising Sun Center for Opportunity's Green House Call program.


Car Charger Incentives

Here are three incentive programs in our service area*:

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) is offering rebates for electric vehicle charging stations for residents, businesses, and public agencies that are AMP customers. Businesses can get a $1,000 cash back bonus for installing a level 2 charger.

Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PG&E) EV Charge Network is a three-year program, starting January 2018, to install 7,500 electric vehicle chargers at multi-family housing and workplaces. This program is fully subscribed and is currently not accepting any new participants. Sign up to be alerted if it reopens.

The Southern California Incentive Project (SCIP) offers rebates up to $70,000 per DC fast charger for installations at new sites and up to $40,000 per DC fast charging for installations at replacement and make-ready sites. Installations in designated disadvantaged communities (DACs) are eligible for rebates up to $80,000 per DC fast charger regardless of installation site type. Applications for this first-come, first-served rebate opportunity will be accepted until rebate funds have been exhausted.

*Source: ChargePoint


For Educational Purposes

The Solar Resource - an explanation of solar energy from the Union of Concerned Scientists


Important Associations and Affiliations

American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)

California Solar & Storage Association (CALSSA

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)

Project Equity - an Employee Ownership association

American Solar Energy Society (ASES)

Clean Energy Business Council (CEBC)


Solar Tax Credit Information Resources

California Solar Energy Industries Association information on tax credits

Energy Star information on tax credits for energy efficiency

Emergency Economic Stabilization Act entire bill, including Division B: Energy Improvement and Extension Act of 2008.

OnGrid Solar, a solar sales software company, has prepared several useful financial resource guides for consumers that are interested in solar financial decisions. See in particular Andy Black of OnGrid Solar's paper on solar payback.

Solar Energy Industries Association resource page on Solar Investment Tax Credits

More information on Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives

DSIRE, the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency, provides information on all state and federal incentive programs around the country.

5% Safe Harbor rule for ITC: Qualifying Solar Projects for Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credits


Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) brochure for residential projects by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC)

SGIP Equity Resiliency Eligibility Matrix

CPUC Fire Map

SGIP Incentive Step Tracker

Federal Tax Incentives for Energy Storage Systems from the National Renewable energy Laboratory

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