California SB-43 Re-introduced as legislation – game changing for solarBy Matthew Wheeland - December 17, 2012
Please take the time to help us to help SB-43 pass. It has the potential to revolutionize the way that solar is sold today, and open up the market to renters, people with wonky roofs, shaded homes, etc.
Summary (from Senator Lois Wolk):
“As proposed to be amended, SB 43 will establish a program that allows all utility customers – local governments, businesses, schools, homeowners, and renters – to access affordable, renewable energy. The bill will allow energy utility customers who are incapable of generating their own renewable energy on site using solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, windmills, or other generation systems to obtain renewable energy from an off-site renewable energy facility. Additionally, the bill will remove obstacles that deter schools and local governments from pursuing off-site solar opportunities. Customers will be able to purchase up to 100% renewable power with no state subsidies or cost shift to non-participating customers, while creating jobs and cleaning our environment.”
By Dave Llorens