Rulemaking - Solar Offset Program
Committee oversaw this proceeding:
Robert B. Weisenmiller, Chair and Presiding Member
Public Resources Code Section 25405.5, as enacted by Senate Bill 1, directs the California Energy Commission to develop regulations that require a seller of production homes, beginning January 1, 2011, to offer the option of a solar energy system to all customers negotiating to purchase a new production home constructed on land meeting certain criteria and disclose certain information. Public Resources Code Section 25405.5 also requires the Energy Commission to develop an offset program that allows a developer or seller of production homes to forgo the solar as an option offer requirement on a project by installing solar energy systems generating specified amounts of electricity on other projects.
Senate Bill 1 (Murray, Chapter 132, Statutes of 2006 - PDF file) was the culmination of the Governor Schwarzenegger's Million Solar Roofs Initiative, expanding upon the California Solar Initiative and the New Solar Homes Partnership programs. The statute requires the California Energy Commission to establish eligibility criteria, conditions for incentives and rating standards for projects applying for ratepayer funded incentives for solar energy photovoltaic systems.
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