31 Aug '12, 5pm

UPDATE: Community #solar bill in California down to the wire

Will community solar become a statewide reality in California? S.B.843 , which would establish a framework for shared community solar installations, has experienced some setbacks this week and may not be approved by the end of California's legislative session today. The bill, sponsored by State Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, would allow customers in Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric's service territories to participate in community solar programs. The programs could double the amount of rooftop solar installed in California, according to Vote Solar . Despite far-reaching support from both within the solar sector and among schools and local governments, the legislation failed to receive enough votes yesterday to advance to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. A series of new amendments may have led to the holdup. Late yesterday, after several las...

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