Terms of Use

By using this site, you signify your assent to these terms of use. If you do not agree to them, please do not use the site. User expressly acknowledges that use of this site is at user's sole risk.

Restrictions on Use of Materials

This website is operated and maintained by the California Energy Commission. No material or information from this site may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed except as authorized in these terms of use, expressly authorized on the information or materials themselves, or approved in writing by the Energy Commission.

Materials and information in this site are provided as a public service. Most of these materials and information were generated, compiled, or assembled at public expense and are free for public use consistent with the Public Records Act (California Government Code Section 6250 et. seq.), provided the Energy Commission is credited when using these materials and information.

Some of the materials and information in this site, such as the third-party materials addressed below and select materials bearing a copyright notice, may not be used for any purpose. Use or modification of these materials or information for commercial or profit-making purposes is prohibited and may violate the copyrights or other proprietary rights or both of the Energy Commission or third parties.

Contact the Energy Commission's Media and Public Communications Office at 916-654-4989 or mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov for any questions about using the materials and information on this site.

Go Solar CaliforniaTM is a trademark of the Energy Commission. The Energy Commission reserves all rights in the use of this trademark.

Third-Party Materials

Some materials and information used in the Internet site were generated by third parties, who have consented to the Energy Commission's use or placement of such materials on this site. Those parties own these materials. Use of these third-party materials for any purpose is prohibited. People who want use or modify those materials for any purpose should contact the owner of the material.

These materials include icons and graphics used in links to another organization’s site, descriptions, and some general content.

Disclaimer of Liability

The Energy Commission shall not be held liable for any improper or incorrect use of the materials or information described and/or contained in this site and assumes no responsibility for user's use of them. In no event shall the Energy Commission be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary or consequential damages (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption) however caused and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, statutory liability, strict liability or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of this site or materials and information herein, even if advised of the possibility of such damage. This disclaimer of liability applies to any damages or injury, including, but not limited to, those caused by any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of record, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action.

Disclaimer of Warranties/Freedom from Computer Viruses/Accuracy and Use of Information/Continuous Service

The materials in this site are provided "AS IS" and without warranties of any kind, either expressed or implied. The Energy Commission disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

The Energy Commission does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials in this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that this site or the server that makes it available is free from viruses or other harmful components.

The Energy Commission does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the materials or information in this site, or the accuracy, adequacy, completeness, legality, reliability, or usefulness of any materials or information in this site. Changes may be periodically made to the content of materials or information in this site, and these changes may or may not be reflected in the materials or information as presented in the site. Moreover, due to the dynamic nature of the Internet, materials and information freely available one day may be restricted the next day or removed and undiscoverable due to changes in the organization of menus, home pages, or files.

If you have obtained materials or information claimed to be from the Energy Commission or from a source other than the Energy Commission or this site, you should be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Also, data and information can quickly become out-of-date. It is recommended that careful attention is paid to the contents of any metadata associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use.

Report any errors or omissions in the materials or information in this site to the Energy Commission webmaster at webmaster@energy.ca.gov.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

Reference in this site to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation, or approval by the Energy Commission.

Disclaimer for Hypertext Links

The Energy Commission is not responsible for the contents of any off-site materials referenced. The user specifically acknowledges that the Energy Commission is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users, websites, or third parties, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.

Links from this site to other sites on the Internet do not constitute an endorsement from the Energy Commission. These links are provided for informational purposes only. It is the responsibility of the user to evaluate the content and usefulness of materials or information obtained from other sites.


To the extent permitted by applicable law, user agrees to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Energy Commission or its directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising out of the user's use of this site or materials and information contained herein.

Choice of Law/Interpretation

These terms of use, including the legal disclaimers and indemnification, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of these terms of use is declared unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the other terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions. Venue for any actions arising from the use of this website shall be Sacramento County.

Use of the Energy Commission Seal and Logo

The Energy Commission seal and logo may not be used without permission.

The Energy Commission uses the seal and logo to indicate official information and publications. If either is used by other entities, it could be construed as an endorsement of a product or process, and the Energy Commission and the State of California cannot provide such endorsements. The seal and the logo should also not appear on any website other than ones hosted and maintained by the Energy Commission.

The Energy Commission is aware of statements in marketing materials stating or implying Commission approval of products or services. The Energy Commission does not endorse, favor, or recommend any particular product or service. California law states that:

"It is unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or association that is a nongovernmental entity to ... solicit the purchase of or payment for a product or service ... by means of a mailing, electronic message, or Internet website that contains a seal, insignia, trade or brand name, or any other term or symbol that reasonably could be interpreted or construed as implying any state or local government connection, approval, or endorsement...."
 -- California Business and Professions Code, Section 17533.6.

The seal and logo are used on websites, banners, or posters for workshops, meetings, or conferences where the Energy Commission is a sponsor or cosponsor. The seal may appear on project-related items. Those uses require prior approval by the Energy Commission's Media and Public Communications Office. Draft of those documents will need to go through a formal approval process.

Contact the Media and Public Communications Office at 916-654-4989 or mediaoffice@energy.ca.gov with questions.