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4 Major New Rulings That Will Boost Solar Power and Energy Storage in California

by Eric Wesoff

“As goes California, so goes the rest of the nation.”

Two of the rulings Wesoff reports on will greatly impact poverty mitigation and community economic development in California, creating inspiring model programs for other states:

SB 43 initiates a 600-megawatt shared solar limit and virtual net metering program, of which 100 megawatts are reserved for “the most impacted and disadvantaged communities” and “areas disproportionately affected by environmental pollution.”

AB 217 expands and extends California’s low-income solar program, with the state’s goal of installing systems equivalent to 50 megawatts of generating capacity for low-income housing.
http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB217

To read Eric Wesoff’s article, click here:
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/4-Huge-New-Rulings-That-Will-Boost-Solar-Power-and-Energy-Storage-in-Califo