“Lots of people want to do their part in helping the environment, and one way to do it is by installing solar panels to cut back on the use of electricity. Unfortunately, the cost of these panels can be pretty exorbitant. Not everyone is willing to pay $73 a month for 730 kilowatt hours in addition to the other expenses they pay per month, so not everyone is willing to put such panels in place.
In response, Benicia company EcoVolt Solar came up with a solution: providing a solar panel program that would pay consumers annually for using its product.”
Benicia Eco Company Offers to Pay Residents for Going Solar, by Nick Sestanovich, Benicia Herald, July 15, 2016.