06 Mar '12, 5am

It’s Official: Palo Alto, Calif. Has a Feed-In Tariff for PV: What do Germany, Italy, Gainesville, Florida, Sa...

What do Germany, Italy, Gainesville, Florida, Sacramento, California and Palo Alto, California have in common? Well, as of March 5 and a unanimous vote by the Palo Alto City Council, all of those places have solar feed-in tariffs (FIT). Palo Alto is calling their program a CLEAN program (Clean Local Energy Accessible Now) rather than what they considered the awkward term "Feed-in-Tariff" or FiT. It's a pilot program for the City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) -- the first year is capped at 4 megawatts and meant for medium-sized commercial rooftops with a minimum size of 50 kilowatts per installation. The FIT is applicable to solar only, although other renewable energy sources could be considered later on. The city will pay $0.14 per kilowatt-hour for 20-year contracts. Palo Alto is arguably the heart of Silicon Valley, home to dozens of venture capital firms and thousands o...

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