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Press release SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, has recognized Inyo County as second in the nation for taking important first steps to encourage solar energy for homes and businesses. As a SolSmart Bronze designee, Inyo County is receiving national recognition for adopting programs and practices that make it […]
NEVADA CITY, Calif. November 16, 2016 – Tina Vernon, Nevada County’s Treasurer & Tax Collector is excited to announce that the mPower Nevada County PACE program opens up November 18, 2016! PACE, which stands for Property Assessed Clean Energy is a program that authorizes a local government to provide upfront funding to eligible property owners […]
Butte County Supervisors are exploring Community Choice Aggregation as an alternative to their incumbent utility, PG&E . “Staff have been following nine communities in different stages of CCA formation. In Yolo County, there has been an 8.7 percent cost saving over PG&E, she said. McCarthy recommended the board give the go-ahead to have a technical […]
Chico >> Many area resident are now eligible for a program that will install free solar panels on their homes. Nonprofit solar installer GRID Alternatives can provide solar power at no cost for up to 15 low-income homeowners in Chico. Oroville and Thermalito also have a GRID program for low-income families interested in solar. Residents are invited […]
OROVILLE, Calif. – Butte County is looking for input on its plans to lay the groundwork for large scale solar facilities that would feed electricity directly to a utility. The county is hosting three public workshops to get public input on where to declare Solar Overlay Zones. The zones could measure from 10 acres to […]