Visor de contenido web (JSR 286)


Get Schooled On Solar

Solar Classes
CSI Homeowner Solar Class & Solar Connection Event

Both the Homeowner Solar Class (HSC) and Solar Connection Events are non-technical, easy-to-understand FREE sessions that teach you about the California Solar Initiative (CSI), available rebates and how to "go solar."

The HSC classes last about 60 minutes, while the Solar Connection Events consist of a 40-minute presentation followed by a chance to meet solar contractors to help you determine your home's solar potential.

These sessions are FREE, although due to limited space, pre-registration is necessary.

To attend, you may register online or call 1-866-970-9221.

2014 HSC Solar Connection Event Schedule
Date Class Number Location Time
Wed. 4/23 SCE-06-042314 ORANGE
The DoubleTree Anaheim – Orange
100 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
Malibu Sunset Room
Parking Validated
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Thurs., 5/1 SCE-06-042314 TEMECULA
Springhill Suites Temecula
28220 Jefferson Ave.
Temecula, CA 92590
Meeting Rooms A & B
Free Parking
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

CSI Contractor Solar Class (CSC)

This course is uniquely designed for solar contractors, self-installers, managers and PV owners, and features new and updated information on the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program. You will learn how to complete the CSI forms, take advantage of rebates on fixed and tracking PV (solar energy) systems, and interconnect to the grid. Other topics include metering, monitoring, shading issues and CSI's online database (PowerClerk).

This class is designed to help contractors who want to participate in the program.

Training Location:
 SCE's Energy Education Center - Irwindale Facility  — Gateway Business Center
 6090 Irwindale Ave. 
Irwindale, CA 91702

Training Location: SCE's Energy Education Center - Tulare in Tulare, CA

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

2014 CSC Schedule
Date Class / Location Time
Tues. 5/20 Contractor Class
EEC Irwindale
9 a.m. - Noon

*This class is being held at SCE's Energy Education Center - Tulare in Tulare, Calif. To register, please call 800-772-4822 or visit Energy Education Center - Tulare online at

Note: This is not an instructional class on how to install a solar electric generating system.

CSI Thermal Contractor And Self-Installer Training

The CSI Thermal Program (Solar Water Heating) offers incentives to displace electric, propane and natural gas for residential, multifamily and commercial properties with solar water heating systems. The CSI Thermal Workshop is mandatory for contractors and self-installers interested in participating in the CSI Thermal Program. Find the workshop near you.
Note: This is not an instructional class on how to install solar water heating systems.


Completion of this course by the licensed contractor license as listed with the California State License Board (CSLB) is mandatory to participate in the CSI-Thermal Program. Installation contractors must have an active A, B, C-4, C-36 or C-46 license.


To attend one of the sessions offered, you must email with the following:

  1. Business licenser number
  2. List of attendees and email address
  3. Role of additional attendees e.g. president, owner, lead installer, etc.

To attend one of the sessions offered by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), email

CSI Thermal Contractor and Self-Installer Training
Date Training Offered By Location Time
April 30, 2014 SoCalGas Energy Resource Center - Downey 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
May 21, 2014 SCE Energy Education Center - Irwindale 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
June 18, 2014 SoCalGas Energy Resource Center - Downey 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Please note that this only applies to single-family residential electric or propane-displacing SWH systems. It does not affect any natural gas-displacing systems or multifamily/commercial electric or propane-displacing systems.

If you have any questions please contact the CSI Hotline at 1-866-584-7436.

CSI Commercial Solar Class

If you are an SCE commercial, government or non-profit customer, this class is for you. The SCE Commercial Solar Class is available in two formats - we are offering in-person Workshops and convenient Webinars. The CSI Commercial Workshop is approximately 90 minutes and the CSI Commercial Webinar is approximately 60 minutes - both will provide an overview of the CSI program, including  eligibility requirements, how to participate in the program, the incentive amounts/structure and how solar can help lower your operating costs while improving your company's commitment to environmental stewardship.

2014 CSI Commercial Solar Workshop Schedule

To register for a CSI Commercial Solar Workshop, please call 1-800-336-2822, ext. 42537, or sign up online.

Date Location Time
Wed. 4/30 SCE’s Energy Education Center – Irwindale
Gateway Business Center
6090 Irwindale Avenue
Irwindale, CA 91702
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Wed. 5/7 SCE’s Wildomar Service Center
624487 Prielipp Road
Wildomar, CA 92595
Assembly Room (entrance off of Kevin Rd)
Free Street Parking
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fri. 5/16 The DoubleTree Irvine Spectrum
90 Pacifica
Irvine, CA 92618
Free Parking
9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


2014 CSI Commercial Solar Webinar Schedule

To register for a CSI Commercial Solar Webinar, please call 1-866-970-9221

Date Time
Fri. 5/9 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.
Mon. 5/19 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.