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Documents for the California Solar Initiative


California Solar Initiative Program Handbooks

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California Solar Initiative
Program Handbook

California Public Utilities Commission,
February 2016
, posted 3/14/16
(Acrobat PDF file, 212 pages, 2.5 MB).

This handbook covers rebates for solar photovoltaics (PV) on existing homes and all other non-residential properties, including the CSI general market program and the SASH program.

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CSI-Thermal
Program Handbook

California Public Utilities Commission,
March 2016
, posted 3/21/2016.
(PDF file, 169 pages, 1.6 MB).

This handbook covers rebates for solar hot water and thermal technology rebates on all homes (new and existing) and all other non-residential properties.

cover of MASH handbook

Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program Handbook

California Public Utilities Commission,
July 2015
, posted 7/31/2015.
(PDF file, 146 pages, 1.9 MB).

This handbook covers rebates for solar photovoltaics (PV) on qualifying multifamily affordable housing. Learn more about the MASH Program.

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Single-Family Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) Program Handbook

California Public Utilities Commission,
May 2015
, posted 10/1/2015.
(PDF file, 11 pages, 176 kb).

This handbook covers rebates for solar photovoltaics (PV) on qualifying single-family affordable homes. Learn more about the SASH Program.


CSI Application Forms

The California Solar Initiative (CSI) online application portal is PowerClerk. In order to apply for CSI via Powerclerk, applicants may be required to upload certain forms in support of their application. The forms required depend on the type of application. For additional information on when forms are required and how they may be submitted, visit the CSI Application Help Matrix page.

  1. Reservation Request Signature Page
  2. Authorization to Receive Customer Information (CCSE Only)
  3. Electrical System Sizing Documentation (XLS File)
  4. Energy Efficiency Commitment Agreeemnt
  5. Field Verification Form
  6. High Cost Justification and Acknowledgment Form

Program Application Supporting Information

California Solar Initiative
CSI-Thermal Program


California Solar Initiative Reporting and Information

Progress Reports
News Releases
Fact Sheets and Brochures

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