We are pleased to announce the release of a Consultant Report on the technical potential, costs, and benefits of local distributed solar photovoltaics (PV) in California. Specifically, CPUC staff requested this consultant report to better understand and to compare the costs and benefits of the various distributed solar PV market segments, including residential rooftop, commercial rooftop, small ground-mount, and larger ground-mount (up to 20 megawatts). The methodology and analysis in this report will be used to inform the broader renewable resource planning and procurement efforts at the CPUC. It is important to note that this report is limited to solar PV and does not include other distributed generation technologies. CPUC staff intends to do similar assessments of other distributed renewable technologies in the future.