Additional Resources

Community Solar and Resilience Centers: Overview and Summary of Utility Programs (June, 2021)

Guidance on planning the development of Community and Solar Resiliance Centers, created by CCSC. This document covers: a review of key characteristics of Community Solar, discussion of utility programs that may provide support, and a summary of SCE and Clean Power Alliance (CPA) programs and size limits.

NREL Solar Installed System Cost Analysis

View total costs associated with installing photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential rooftop, commercial rooftop, and utility-scale ground-mount systems from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This website can help with estimating costs for a proposed community solar or resilience center installation.

UCLA Energy Atlas

View electricity and natural gas consumption data for LA County at the neighborhood, city, and county level. Note that electricity data from the Atlas is already incorporated into the Community Solar Opportunities Map.

LA County Assessor Property Database (PBD) Inquiry System

View information for obtaining property ownership details for free via phone or in person.

Find CA State Assembly and Senate Representatives by Address

Look up California State Representatives for a specific site address.

EPA AVERT tool for Estimating GHG Emissions Savings

The AVoided Emissions and geneRation Tool (AVERT) can be used to estimate GHG emissions savings from solar installations.

LA County Solar Map

The Los Angeles County Solar Planning tool uses a detailed 3D model to estimate the energy potential of rooftop or carport solar module installations. The rooftop tools allow you to find a parcel and estimate the total energy capacity of a rooftop installation. Note that data from the LA County tool already incorporated into the Community Solar Opportunities Map.

SCE Distributed Resource Planning External Portal (DRPEP)

View detailed Southern California Edison grid data from the source. Note that much of this data is already incorporated into the Community Solar Opportunities Map.

LA County Assessor Map

View more detailed parcel information with LA County Assessor Map viewer. Search via site address or parcel APN.