Thursday, August 24, 2006

A Million Solar Roofs.

Earlier this week, Gov. Schawarzenegger signed a bill that moves forward his controversial "Million Solar Roofs" plan. The program is designed to create 3,000 megawatts of solar energy per year-- 5% of California's current consumption.

Consumer advocates are skeptical because the plan, which offers rebates for the installation of solar panels, is funded by a $15 rate increase on residential customers. With the rebates, Schwarzenegger projects that the tab for installing solar energy panels could be reduced from $15,000 to $2,000.

More Panels, Cleaner Power Goal of Project [San Diego Union Tribune]