Tag Archives: Dianne Jacob

Residential Customers Prefer Buying Solar Panels

By Roy L Hales

The days when close to 70% of California’s residential solar installations were leased may be over. Tara Kelly, chair of the San Diego chapter of CALSEIA, said now most residential customers prefer buying solar panels.

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NEM 2.0 Starts In San Diego

By Roy L Hales

California’s original rooftop solar program, Net Energy Metering 1.0 (NEM 1.0), continues in each utilities’s area until homeowners supply more than 5% of the peak load.  The first city just passed that threshold. NEM 2.0 starts in San Diego.

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PACE Programs Heat Up San Diego’s Economy

By Roy L Hales

After two years of operation, any concerns that the public held appear to be a thing of the past. County Supervisors Dianne Jacob (at podium) and Dave Roberts (grey suit) recently held a press conference to describe how PACE programs heat up San Diego’s economy.

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San Diego’s Solar Community Responds To SDG&E

By Roy L Hales

There were about 150 of them, chanting “We will fight corporate greed.” “how do you spell corporate greed?: SDG&E” and “Solar Power is What We need.”  Some wore t-shirts boasting of affiliations to environmental groups like the Sierra Club or San Diego 350.org. Others were from local installers like Sullivan Solar Power, Stellar Solar, or SolarCity.  The  principal speaker was County Supervisor Dianne Jacob,  who has long championed rooftop solar. They were outside San Diego Gas & Electric’s corporate headquarters, in response to the utility’s appeal of the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision to leave the current Net Energy Metering (NEM) program in place. The San Diego Solar Community responds to SDG&E.

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Supervisor Dianne Jacob Defends Rooftop Solar

By Roy L Hales

Many hoped California’s net-metering war was ending two years ago, when Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 327. The state’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) was given to the end of this year to create a new tariff that will kick in once the state’s big three investor owned utilities (PG&E, SCE and SDG&E) reach 5% nameplate generation capacity under net metering. With the deadline approaching,  the “big three” went on the offensive. One of the California Public Utilities Commission hearings was in San Diego, on Oct. 28, 2015. That was where County Supervisor Dianne Jacob Defends Rooftop Solar.

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