The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA) is inviting all solar companies in the state to participate in a survey to determine what impact the California Solar Initiative (CSI) has had on businesses.
CALSEIA plans to determine how effective the CSI has been in stimulating the solar industry. The initiative, which has been in place for six months, has raised concerns about a possible negative impact on solar businesses, CALSEIA explains. According to figures released by the California Public Utilities Commission, residential solar applications are down 78% from this time last year.
Legislation was recently passed that fixed problems with Time-of-Use (TOU) rates. However, CALSEIA says, current issues with the CSI include the amount of application work that businesses are doing, the speed with which applications are processed, and the fairness of the Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB) calculator.
To participate in the survey, visit www.calseia.org. Completed surveys can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.