California announces new solar power plan

Jan 25, 2006

The California Public Utilities Commission has approved a new solar initiative, with a goal of 3,000 megawatts of solar power generation capacity.

The goal involves installing solar power generators on about 1 million California rooftops, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday. There are currently about 130 megawatts installed.

To reach its goal, the commission has created a decade-long program of homeowner rebates for installing and using solar electric panels, the newspaper said, with incentives totaling $3.2 billion at a cost of about 50 cents per month to each residential electricity customer in California.

The program officially starts next January when the current program expires.

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

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