California Center for Sustainable Energy
The California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) is the administrator for all solar rebates within San Diego Gas and Electric's service territory. They are also the administrator for all applicable PACE programs in the region, CaliforniaFIRST and the San Diego Clean Generation Program. Every entity that installs solar must apply to CCSE for approval prior to installing a solar power system. In addiiton, CCSE randomly inspects systems in the region to insure quality control. Sullivan Solar Power has enjoyed an amicable relationship with CCSE for over 6 years and was honored to be selected to manage the installation of their solar array. To maximize the benefit of the system installation to the local indsutry, we used the design and installation as a class project for electricians to learn about solar photovoltaic systems. There are two arrays on the roof, one is a polycrystalline system utilizing Kyocera solar panels and the other is an UniSolar thin film solar array. With the two different technologies operating side by side, CCSE is able to measure and evaluate which technoligy produces more energy per watt installed. We strongly encourage those interested in buying a solar power system to contact the staff at CCSE for an unbiased opinion on how to go solar for their home or business.