Applications for the "California
Emerging Renewables Buy-Down Program" Available
Senator Jack O'Connell announced today that applications for the
California Emerging Renewables Buy-Down Program are now available
at his San Luis Obispo District Office.
Beginning March 20, California consumers can reserve money through
the California Energy Commission to help them install solar panels
on their roofs or wind generators in their back yards - and the
Commission will initially pay fifty percent of the system cost
or three dollars a watt, whichever is less expensive.
"As a part of the restructuring of the state's electricity
supply, $54 million was set aside by the Legislature to help homeowners
and small business owners install what are called 'emerging renewable
technologies.' The first $10 million of that fund becomes available
this month from the Energy Commission on a first-come, first-served
basis," said Senator O'Connell. "I am extremely pleased
that the State of California has gone to this length to promote
renewable energy and I am hopeful that local residents will take
advantage of the program."
Four types of "green" power generation qualify for funding
under the program. The first two include photovoltaic (PVs) which
convert sunlight to electricity and wind turbines of less than
10 kilowatts. The last two include technologies designed for certain
types of industrial use such as solar thermal technology, which
converts sunlight into heat in order to power an electrical generator
and fuel cells that convert renewable fuels into electricity.
For an application or more information please contact Senator
O'Connell's District Office at (805) 547-1800 or you may stop
by at 1260 Chorro, Suite A, San Luis Obispo.
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- STATE CAPITOL, Room 2187, Sacramento, CA 95814 * (916) 445-5405
- 1260 Chorro, Suite A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 * (805) 547-1800
- 228 W. Carrillo, Suite F, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 * (805) 966-2296
- 89 S. California Street, Suite E, Ventura, CA 93001 * (805) 641-1500
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