- One Million Solar Roofs
- $3.35 Billion for 3,000 MW by 2016
In August 2004, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced the Million Solar Roofs Program widening the state support for solar. As a result of the program the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) collaborated with the Energy Commission to develop an incentive framework. In January 2007, the State of California launched the Go Solar California
campaign. The campaign is an unparalleled $3.35 billion effort with the goal to create 3,000 MW of new grid connected solar produced energy by 2016. California aims to be the first state to transform the market for solar energy by radically reducing the cost for solar. The state-wide budget of 3.35 billion over 10 years is distributed between three program components. The California Solar Initiative (CSI), New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP), and the Publicly Owned Utility Program.
The CSI was authorized by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) on January 12, 2006 with the Decision 06-01-024 and the signing of the Senate Bill 1 (SB 1) by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on August 12, 2006. The Senate Bill directs the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to implement the California Solar Initiative.
Go Solar California
California Solar Initiative
New Solar Homes Partnership - NSHP