28 May '15, 5pm

California is giving away free solar panels to its poorest residents

Roy Rivera is a disabled man who lives on a fixed income in Sacramento – and he’s also the first California resident to receive a free rooftop solar system. But he won’t be the last. Thanks to legislation first introduced by Senator Kevin de León, the Oakland-based non-profit GRID Alternatives plans to give 1,600 free solar panels to California’s poorest residents by 2016 . The initiative was launched with funds gathered under the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GCRF), the state’s cap-and-trade program designed to discourage carbon dioxide emissions.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/california-dishes-out-free-solar-pan...

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