California announces new solar power plan

January 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

Explore further: Estonian CubeSat to test new technologies for future moon-orbiting satellite

Related Stories

Recommended for you

Vinegar offers hope in Barrier Reef starfish battle

April 27, 2017

Coral-munching crown-of-thorns starfish can be safely killed by common household vinegar, scientists revealed Thursday in a discovery that offers hope for Australia's struggling Great Barrier Reef.

Humans in America '115,000 years earlier than thought'

April 26, 2017

High-tech dating of mastodon remains found in southern California has shattered the timeline of human migration to America, pushing the presence of hominins back to 130,000 years ago rather than just 15,000 years, researchers ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.