LADWP Changes Solar Incentive Program

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is changing the Solar Incentive Program (SIP) due to requests to speed up the solar interconnection process. This will allow customers to get their solar systems up and producing energy faster than they currently are. As of, December 4,2015 customers and solar companies do not have to wait…

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Long Beach Solar Airport Program

In 2008, Long Beach Airport installed six “solar trees” This “solar forest” will offset approximately half a million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions. Each tree is made up of a steel pole with a photovoltaic (PV) array 9X9 feet in dimension which will shift every hour to track the sun maximizing solar ray exposure. The panels are…

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Santa Ana Solar Program

The City Council of Santa Ana has implemented a program to encourage solar power utilization.  A two-Year Permit Fee Waiver Program for solar energy projects. As part of the no fee Solar permit program, the city of Santa Ana will now perform reviews for plans associated with solar energy projects at no cost to the customer. As…

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Solar Being Built in Riverside County

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has gone ahead and approved the Blythe Mesa Solar project in California. The 485-megawatt photovoltaic, facility will be built in Riverside County and will produce enough energy to power more than 145,000 homes, as part of a plan to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and create jobs. It is the 57th…

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Anaheim Convention Center Solar

The Anaheim Convention Center recently completed a 2.4-megawatt install solar panel system, covering 300,000 square feet of rooftop. The $5.7 million project features 7,908 solar panels, making it the largest city-owned, convention center, roof-mounted system in North America. The system is expected to generate an estimated 3.6 million kilowatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to power 600 homes for…

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Solar in Los Angeles County

“For Los Angeles to be the cleanest, greenest city, we need participation from every Angelino… we know that dirty fossil fuels will only become more scarce and more expensive in the years to come. This helps move us toward renewable energy while at the same time creating new jobs.” — Mayor Villaraigosa California leads the nation with…

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