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Renewable Energy Resources


These resources will help inform your renewable energy activities. Resources include links to organizations, state and federal agencies, tools, guides and tip sheets to support your work.  You’ll also find examples of programs and materials from cities and counties.


California Energy Commission Energy Partnership Program

For communities seeking financial help with greening public buildings, the California Energy Commission offers low-interest loans up to $3 million per project for incorporation of energy-saving components in planned buildings or retrofits to existing facilities. Free technical assistance is also available to cities and counties for energy efficiency planning for public facilities.


California Solar Permitting Guidebook

The guidebook explains state requirements for solar PV, outlines local permitting steps, and recommends several ways that local agencies can improve permitting of solar PV systems.


Go Solar California!

Solar energy information from the California Energy Commission and California Public Utilities

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