Our areas of action are framed in the understanding that Chile and California are very similar geographically, so societies in both places share the same challenges. The stories and experiences provide the knowledge needed for decision-making, and often as a result, we know in advance what works and what does not.
The ongoing dialogue between the Chile California Council and the different stakeholders in the public, private, scientific and community sectors is a source of valuable material that can be useful to learning and development.
Established in 2011, the Chile-California Council (CCC) is a bi-national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, headquartered in San Francisco that promotes mutually beneficial relationships and the exchange of knowledge between in the public and private sectors in Chile and California.
The energy revolution that Chile is experiencing due to the massive incorporation of variable renewable energy to its energy matrix creates an environmental paradox. The greener our energy is getting regarding climate change, the bigger the environmental footprint due to the need to build thousands of kilometers of transmission lines. Therefore, it is an imperative to improve the environmental footprint of transmission lines.
The Chilean Agency of International Cooperation for the Development (AGCID) had an interesting conversation with representatives of the Ministry of Energy and the European Union about the plans for Green Hydrogen development in Chile. In the country there are over 20 companies that are working in projects with H2 and the first pilot is set to be developed in Magallanes.
The California Building Standards Commission (CBSC) has approved a new solar power law that requires houses in the state to install rooftop solar panels helping homeowners save hundreds a month on electricity. CBSC voted unanimously to write the new requirement into the state’s building code, making California the first US state to make it obligatory for solar energy to be installed in single-family and multi-family dwellings.
What Does This Mean For California Homeowners?
Well, for beginners, the federal and state governments are helping homeowners receive solar panel loans in specific zip codes in California with $0 costs. The funds would go to solar panel contractors for installation and maintenance. The solar panels would be installed on your roof with zero upfront costs. Why? You ask… Good question! Specific zip codes in California get more sunlight than others. The amount of solar energy created by these zip codes are tremendous and may not only cut your electricity payment completely but generate extra clean solar energy that is converted into watts and sold back to your utility provider. This in fact generates a source of clean energy which the government needs and creates an extra source of income for the homeowner.
It gets even better… The federal and state governments offer rebates on your solar loan. Which means, if eligible, you may be able to get deductions on your solar panel payments with tax credits at the end of the year as long as you don’t miss any payments. There are various federal and state rebates with incentives. To see if you qualify, click below.
Quick Recap: These programs help homeowners cut electricity payments, boost home property values and create clean independent efficient energy. What are you waiting for…? To see if your home is in one of the zip codes that qualify for these programs, click check my zip code below. You may even calculate to see how much energy your specific address may bring, free online! Just click check my zip code below.
In order to get more people to switch to clean solar energy the federal and state governments are highly incentivizing homeowners who live in specific zip codes to go solar with $1000’s of dollars in rebates and incentives that cover upfront costs or installation fees. There are a large range of programs offering $0 down, no out-of-pocket cost solar panels to people who qualify and are in those specific zip codes.
Homeowners are visiting Prime Solar Quotes to see if they qualify, many are shocked to learn that solar panels can be installed on their home with zero upfront costs and monthly solar incentives. You can find out which solar incentives are offered in your area by simply entering your information. You can even use this tool to calculate your savings by entering your average power bill and address.
How Do Solar Programs Work?
Solar panels are 70% cheaper today than they were a couple of years ago, which means millions of homeowners that could not previously afford to do so are switching to solar. California homeowners that qualify for these programs no longer have to buy solar panels. With rebates being as high as they are, homeowners are able to drastically reduce their power bill without dealing with the upfront costs of installing solar panels. Before, solar companies would lose money if they were to rent or lease solar panels; but now, with these federal and state rebates, one of the nation’s largest solar power providers claims to be signing up a new solar panel customer every 5 minutes because of these incentivized programs.
Quick Summary: In the past it used to take up to 10 years to recoup your solar investment – now, with these current programs, homeowners can use solar incentives to offset the cost of their solar installation and start saving money immediately. Click here to see if you qualify >>
Act Now & Start Saving Money Immediately
Visit primesolarquotes.om and type in your address to see if you qualify for a solar panel installation. The best part about determining your potential savings is that there is absolutely no obligation to do anything until you realize the savings are on their way to you. We are experiencing some of the highest rebate, tax credits, and other incentives we have seen in years. What would you do with extra money in your pocket AND lower power bills?
El 17 de abril, Chile California Council (CCC), organización sin fines de lucro basada en San Francisco, California, organizó su sexta conferencia anual y su reunión de directorio en la ciudad de Sacramento, California. La conferencia denominada, Clean Energy Conference, se centró en la exploración de diversas tecnologías de almacenamiento, distribución y gestión de la demanda de energía solar y eólica, además de un interesante recorrido por las alternativas que existen en transporte limpio, como electrificación de vehículos para pasajeros, carga liviana y pesada, además de transporte público. En este variado intercambio de conocimiento, visualizando un futuro con menores o cero emisiones de carbono para Chile y California, hubo una importante presencia de destacados expositores que representaron al sector privado, al sector público de ambos gobiernos y a las principales universidades de California, quienes aportaron con una visión completa de los desafíos que enfrentamos para lograr una matriz energética con más de 50% de energías renovables antes del 2030. Tanto Chile como California comparten la misma meta. CCC implementó por primera vez un modelo de generación de ingresos para financiar su conferencia anual y logró reunir cerca de 100 asistentes, 24 expositores divididos en 5 paneles temáticos, contó con el gran apoyo de Cal Chamber (Cámara de Comercio de California) que aportó con su sala de conferencias y valioso apoyo logístico. También se recibió el generoso patrocinio y participación de Best Innovation y Marca Chile. Adicionalmente, la conferencia contó con gran presencia y colaboración del Gobierno de Estados Unidos y del Gobierno de California, entre quienes se contaba la Embajadora de EE.UU. en Chile, Carol Z. Perez, Ken Alex, Asesor Senior y Director de la Oficina de Planificación e Investigación del Gobernador Brown, y Andrew McAllister, Comisionado de Energía de California. Sobre Chile California Council: CCC es una organización sin fines de lucro basada en San Francisco, California, que recibe financiamiento del Gobierno de Chile, y de donaciones de sus consejeros y de entidades estadounidenses. La misión del CCC es promover relaciones mutuamente beneficiosas e intercambio de conocimiento entre Chile y California, tanto en el sector público como en el privado. Cuenta en su directorio con 28 destacados líderes en sus áreas de especialización que aportan con su tiempo y contribuciones monetarias.