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Tools and More

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Solar Tools

A Performance Calculator for Grid-Connected PV Systems

PVWATTS calculates electrical energy produced by a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system.

California Solar History

See how California solar installations have grown in the past decade.

Clean Power Estimator

A detailed program offered by the CEC that provides a cost benefit analysis for solar energy systems based on customer specific information.

National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) - Weather/Climate Information

Provides summaries of weather and climate events.

PG&E - Solar for your Home

Steps to install solar at your home.

Solar Estimator

The Solar Estimator is meant only to give you an idea of price, savings and system size. The results are based upon many assumptions and the limited data you will enter. Contact Soligent to determine the actual costs and benefits of installing a solar system.

Solar Radiation Data and Climatic Data (NREL Redbook)

Average weather conditions and solar radiation of collectors at various orientations for many US cities. Based on 30 year weather records.

Solar Radiation Data Manual for Buildings

Provides solar resources information for common window orientations for the United States and its territories. Enables quick evaluations of passive solar and daylighting features for buildings.

U.S. Solar Maps

Solar maps provide monthly average daily total solar resource information on grid cells. Several map variations are available.

Rebates and Tax Incentive Tools

Database of State Incentives for Renewable Energy (DSIRE)

DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and selected federal rebates and incentives that promote renewable energy.

Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency

Provides information on energy efficiency products, i.e., ENERGY STAR.


The California Solar Initiative (CSI) Rebates

The California Solar Initiative is part of the Go Solar California campaign and builds on 10 years of state solar rebates offered to customers in California's investor-owned utility territories: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), Southern California Edison (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E.) The California Solar Initiative is overseen by the California Public Utilities Commission.

CSI - Federal Tax Credits for California Residents

Get information about federal tax incentives for California residents.

CSI - Handbook and Forms

PG&E provides links to the California Solar Initiative Handbook and various forms.

CSI - Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB)/PBI Calculator

Incentive Calculator - BIPV Compatible.

CSI - Trigger tracker

Statewide trigger point tracker tool.

CSI - PowerClerk

This website is the portal to PowerClerk, the online application system for the California Solar Initiative. Applicants can use PowerClerk to create and submit a new incentive application or check the status of an existing application. Use the Account Sign In area to the left to get started.

CSI - Program Data Downloads

Compressed archive files of the exported CSI program data in Excel spreadsheet file format.

PG&E's California Solar Initiative (CSI)

Find background on the CSI program along with CSI resources and information on how to calculate your incentive and your role in the solar process.

Eligible Solar Electric Equipment

View the products that meet the criteria for being listed as eligible for the Energy Commission's New Solar Homes Partnership or the CPUC's California Solar Initiative.

New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP)

The California Energy Commission's NSHP is part of the comprehensive statewide solar program, known as the California Solar Initiative. The NSHP provides financial incentives and other support to home builders, encouraging the construction of new, energy efficient solar homes that save homeowners money on their electric bills and protect the environment.

NSHP handbook

Find documents for Go Solar California from the Energy Commission.

PG&E Net Energy Metering Application and Interconnect Agreement

Application and interconnect agreement for customers with solar and/or wind electric generating facilities of 30 kilowatts or less.

PG&E SmartEnergy Analyzer™

Energy Audit has to be completed by ALL rebate customers for PG&E. It is a part of the process that qualifies you for the solar incentive program and is the first step towards managing your energy bills.

PG&E SmartEnergy Analyzer™ (for Businesses)

This tool is designed specifically for business customers and can help you: 1) Reduce your energy bill; 2) Improve the productivity & comfort of customers and employees; 3) Obtain information about incentive programs; and 4) Improve your bottom line - all at the same time!

Southern California Edison Interconnect Application

Find documents for Go Solar California from the Energy Commission.


Colorado Solar*Rewards Program

Colorado's solar program allows you to receive cash back for installing a PV system at your home or business. The Solar*Rewards program provides incentives based on the size of the system you install.