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									CSI Phase II: R.06-03-004
Solar for Affordable Housing
CPUC Intent: Set aside a “minimum” of 10% of budget $216.8M
Solar Economics Less Compelling to CARE-Households
 A solar PV electrical system costs $18,000 for a 2 kW system.
 Many CARE households do not own their dwellings.
 CARE households receive discounted electric rates.
Defining Eligibility for Low Income/Affordable Solar
 Initial plan: Target CARE and LIEE-eligible households.
 AB 2723 (Pavley): changed definition limiting eligible population
 CPUC proposed legislation to broaden Pavley definition.
CSI Two-Prong Approach
 Track 1: Immediately reach out to CARE-eligible home-owners
 Track 2: Study how to reach CARE-eligible tenants of multi-
  family dwellings.
Solar for Affordable Housing
Track 1: Single Family Dwellings
Staff Proposal: Issued in April 2007. Recommended an incentive
  program targeting existing low-income single family owner-
  occupied dwellings.

Goal: Provide access to PV systems for low-income, owner
  occupied, single-family homes to decrease electricity use and
  electricity bills without increasing monthly household expenses.

Objectives:
 Maximize the number of households served and
 Maximize energy bills savings.
Solar for Affordable Housing
Track 1: Single Family Dwellings
Strategies:
 Create an incentive structure that renders the
  economics of solar systems attractive to low-income
  households.
 Deliver low-income incentives and install PV systems
  beginning a few California regions.
 Create a marketing and outreach program that
  targets low-income customers.
 Create an education program on solar technology
  and energy efficiency.
Solar for Affordable Housing
Track 1: Single Family Dwellings
Incentive and Financing Structure:
 Mirror the CSI for performance and Time of Use requirements.
 Incentive structure should correspond to the actual economics
  of solar for a given household.
 Base the incentive level a low income household may receive on
  a household’s CARE eligibility and the household’s estimated
  federal tax liability.
Other Recommendations:
 Create partnerships with housing agencies to finance loans and
  explore more flexible loan options.
 Require energy efficiency audits as part of the application
  process.
Solar for Affordable Housing
Track 2: Multi-Family Housing
CSI Administrator Proposal: Issued in July 2007. Proposed an
  incentive program for qualified affordable multifamily housing
  projects.

CSI Administrators: PG&E, SCE, and the California Center for
  Sustainable Energy

Guiding Principles:
 Foster a sustainable solar market;
 Promote energy efficiency;
 Share benefits and instill a sense of ownership;
 Promote financial efficiency; and
 Simplify program administration.
Solar for Affordable Housing
Track 2: Multi-Family Housing
Barriers:
 Affordable multi-family housing tenants do not own the
  buildings in which they reside; lack the upfront capital to invest
  in very expensive solar energy systems or major energy
  efficiency improvements; and have very limited discretionary
  funds.
 Affordable multi-family housing owners leverage a significant
  amount of upfront financing when a building is first developed
  and therefore may not be able to take on additional debt.
 Third party non-building owners are the most likely candidates
  for participating in this program but will have to provide
  economic incentives to affordable housing owners and tenants
  in order to use their building space for installation of solar
  energy systems.
Solar for Affordable Housing
Track 2: Multi-Family Housing
   Basic Structure is a Request for Proposal (RFP) for funding of a
    specific solar project on a low-income multi-family dwelling.
    Three options:
        RFP with Power Purchase Arrangement
        RFP with Net Energy Metering with system sized to serve common
         area loads
        RFP with Net Energy Metering with individual systems for each
         tenant
   All proposals must be combined with the benefits of the LIEE
    program.
   All proposals must include an outreach and training element.
   All proposals must be sized such that the amount of electricity
    produced by the system is no more than what would be
    required to offset part or all of the electrical needs at the site.
CSI Phase II: R.06-03-004
Solar for Affordable Housing
Track 1
 May 2007 Workshop held to discuss staff proposal
  and take further comments.
 Next Step: Proposed Decision issued by end of 2007
  finalizing Track I incentive program and
  implementation schedule.

Track 2
 August 2007 Workshop held to discuss CSI
  administrators’ proposal and take further comments.
 Next Step: Implementation will not occur prior to the
  implementation of Track I

								
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