Mercury News: California weighs innovative community solar bill

Aug 3, 2012 | State Press Clips

Rooftop solar power is growing like crazy in California. But there’s a big problem: About 44 percent of California residents are renters, not homeowners. That means that nearly half the residents of the state can’t purchase solar-generated electricity even if they want to. Now the solar industry, utilities, environmentalists, financiers and legislative staffers in Sacramento are hashing out an innovative but controversial Senate bill that would allow people to join forces and collectively “buy” solar power from a shared facility.

Full article

Dana Hull, San Jose Mercury News

Find Your State

Locate IPL programs, activitities, and resources in your state.

Take Action

Write Congress, sign petitions, and support stronger EPA standards NOW

Get Updates

Join our e-mail list to stay up to date

Donate Now

Help IPL mobilize people of faith to steward Creation

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This