Resources we refer people to most often.

 

Referral Reward Program

Sun Light & Power's Referral Reward Program is open to all of our customers. If you own a solar PV or solar thermal system that was designed and/or built by Sun Light & Power - you are eligible! You can earn $1,000 for a commercial solar system referral or $500 for a residential solar system referral. There is no limit to the number or combination of commercial and/or residential rewards that you can earn. To qualify as commercial, the project must include a solar PV system of at least 20 kW and/or a solar thermal system containing at least 8 collectors. Residential systems must include a PV system of at least 5 kW to qualify for the reward.

In order to claim your reward, ask for a Sun Light & Power salesperson @510-726-2826 and provide the information we'll need to contact the potential customer. After a contract is secured from your referral and a deposit has been received from the client, the salesperson will contact you. You will have the choice of receiving your reward in the form of a check or a gift certificate redeemable for Sun Light & Power services including design, build, and repairs. You can also have your reward donated in your name to the charity of your choice.

We look forward to your participation in our Referral Reward Program. Together, we will build a better future by increasing energy resiliency in our communities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

For Our Customers

Statement of Qualifications 2020 (SOQ)

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

All Tax Incentives for Renewable Energy

 

For Everyone

Do your elected officials support solar? Find out who your elected officials are and ask them.

California Solar Energy Statistics and Data

US Department of Energy

The SunShot Initaitive

Climate Change Information- From the Solar Energy Industries Association

 

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 and public agencies can get up to $5,000 when they buy charging stations for the workplace.

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

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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