Residential Efficiency-NREL

Study Examines Intersection of Renewables and EE in Residential Sector

Center for Sustainable Energy study examines energy efficiency actions of California solar PV homeowners

Solar Server, August 19, 2014

The energy efficiency actions of California homeowners who installed rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are providing insights into the connection between solar adoption and energy upgrades that could help in the design of future residential energy programs.

A study of San Diego-area residents who participated in the California Solar Initiative (CSI) rebate program shows future solar adopters may be an ideal market segment for making more comprehensive energy upgrades, according to the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE).

Saving money on electricity costs is the most important reason for going solar.

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