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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

100 Megawatts ! LA is going solar

From the L.A. Times 

DWP will buy excess solar energy

Customers will be paid for power produced on their own equipment.

January 12, 2013|Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers for the first time will be able to sell back excess solar energy created on rooftops and parking lots under a new program approved Friday by the city utility's board of commissioners.
Described as the largest urban rooftop solar program of its kind in the nation, the so-called feed-in-tariff program would pay customers 17 cents per kilowatt hour for energy produced on their own equipment. The DWP has already accepted more than a dozen applicants and will be taking dozens more as it accepts contracts for up to 100 megawatts of solar power through 2016.

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