California Solar Consumer Protection Guide

This customer-facing Guidebook provides a comprehensive explanation of the process for potential solar customers to consider when they explore installing solar on their home. The Guidebook includes approaches to help customers identify whether solar power is a viable option, how to obtain competitive bids, pros and cons of owning vs leasing, permit and inspection requirements, and how to communicate with the utility. It also includes information about special financing for low income customers. The Guidebook can be very helpful to utility customers and enable them to make more informed choices about solar power, and can be customized with the utility’s logo upon request. 
The Solar Consumer Protection Guidebook was developed in partnership by the Southern California Public Power Authority, California Municipal Utilities Association and Northern California Power Association as an aid to customers who are evaluating solar power options.