Wednesday, June 26, 2013

L.A. Officials to Flip the Switch on First Feed-in Tariff Solar Project

The City of Los Angeles will launch the nation’s largest rooftop solar program Wednesday morning in North Hollywood. Mayor Villaraigosa, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) General Manager Ron Nichols and others will stand atop an apartment building where solar panels will be connected to the grid with the flip of a switch.


Note from Joy:

A feed-in tariff is one of the best financing mechanisms to support community solar, if not the best.  A large fraction of FIT projects in Germany are community-owned.  I invite everyone to look at some of the excellent work Paul Gipe has done on the subject here:

One of the biggest groups in the United States supporting FITs is the Clean Coalition, which has rebranded them so they don't sound like a tax:

Have fun with these!


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