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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 04:01 PM

Los Angeles Goes All In on Rooftop Solar Panels

http://www.triplepundit.com/2013/07/los-angeles-all-rooftop-solar-panels/

Donít think itís possible to provide clean and renewable energy that creates jobs and fuels private investment? Think again and then check out CLEAN LA Solar.

A program developed and supported by the Los Angeles Business Council, a coalition of environmental, business, health and research organizations, and the CLEAN LA Coalition, itís the largest urban rooftop solar program in the nation. Its five-year goal is to power more than 34,000 homes while creating some 4,500 construction, installation, design engineering, maintenance and administrative jobs in Los Angeles.

CLEAN LA Solar allows businesses and commercial property-owners to generate energy for the cityís power grid through rooftop solar panels, and then sell the power to the Department of Water and Power (DWP). This policy is known as a feed-in-tariff (FiT), and is a great way to promote clean, solar energy.

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The goal is to generate 150 megawatts of solar electricity, or enough power for 30,000 homes. The business council hopes to attract investments totaling about $500 million from a group of companies that want to invest in the cityís push to go green. The programís first project site is an 80-unit apartment building in North Hollywood that went online with 336 250-watt panels (for 84 kW of installed capacity) on June 26.

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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. Great idea. n/t

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Wed Jul 10, 2013, 05:14 PM

2. Democrats acting like Democrats!

California is back! The Repubs and DINOS, (*cough* DiFi *cough*) can suck it!

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Response to jpak (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2013, 05:31 PM

3. Southern California is the perfect site for solar. Vast roof area in the

cities, nearby deserts where you can lay out big sites. Way better geography than Germany. Nuff said?

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