The CSLB is holding a meeting on Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 AM at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego to consider whether solar C-46 contractors (and General A and B) can continue to install energy storage systems or whether only C-10 electrical contractors can do the installations. This is an important issue…

Estriatus Law partners with CALSEIA to offer CALSEIA members a special member to member promotion.  As an exclusive benefit for CALSEIA members, Estriatus Law offers new clients who are members of CALSEIA 25% off their first three months of legal services. Beyond investing in CALSEIA’s policy and regulatory work to keep the California market humming along, CALSEIA membership also provides companies with many…

INTRODUCTION Tax-exempt entities (such as non-profits, schools, and municipalities) frequently ask what financing options they have when purchasing solar systems given their inability to use the available tax incentives (ITC) and accelerated depreciation (MACRS).  It is important to thoroughly explore each of their options before choosing the financing model so that an option with the most favorable economics,…

Three months ago, a frequent stumbling block to going solar was overcome for California homeowners living in common-interest developments (“CID”), such as condominiums and planned developments. On October 15, 2017, AB 634 (Eggman) amended the CA Solar Rights Act (“Act”) with respect to what restrictions governing documents and entities, such as homeowner associations (“Associations”), can impose on solar installation…