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Can the California Solar Initiative Net Metering Program Meet its Objectives?

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Our answer: not without immediate and significant changes. Senate Bill 1 (SB1), which birthed the California Solar Initiative (CSI) was signed into law in August of 2006 and the program officially began in January 2007.
Publisher: Glenn Harris

Published: April 24, 2009
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The objectives set by SB1 for the CSI are clear:
1. Install 3,000 megawatts of distributed solar PV capacity in California by the end of 2016
2. Establish a self-sufficient solar industry in which solar energy systems are a viable mainstream option in 10 years
3. Place solar energy systems on 50 percent of new homes in 13 years