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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:15 AM
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(California) PUC adopts low-income solar incentive program
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2007/11/12/d...

The California Public Utilities Commission on Friday announced a $108 million program that delivers incentives to low-income, single-family homeowners under the California Solar Initiative program.

The initiative's goal is to drive the installation of 3,000 megawatts of high-performing new solar installations in the state over the next 10 years. In adopting the California Solar Initiative, the PUC allocated 10 percent ($216.7 million) of the program's total budget for the installation of solar systems on low-income residences.

The program will provide incentives that range from $4.75 to $7 per watt, as compared to the general market California Solar Initiative program, which began with subsidies of $2.50 per watt. The incentives will subsidize roughly 50 to 75 percent of the photovoltaic system, and they are expected to be available to about 5,000 qualifying homeowners.

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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:34 AM
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1. I wish they had something like that here,
but I live in NW Pa. and there is very little sun.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:47 AM
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2. Solar PV works fine even without sunshine. IIRC there is some
loss of efficiency, but not as much as you would think. Solar PV can be used in places without endless sunshine. But Big Oil doesn't want people to know that, so there not making any effort to dispel the myth.
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Mnemosyne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:08 PM
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3. I have got to check it out. I am an extremely low use
consumer being a teen in the 1970's. Yeah Jimmy!

They should have listened to him rather than making fun of his sweater.

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