Decentralized renewables outperform central power

Reach Clean Energy Goals Faster and Cheaper With Community Power

A new report from California asserts that decentralized production will help the state reach its energy goals faster and more efficiently than large scale energy projects. The report, called Community Power: Decentralized Renewable Energy in California, claims decentralized, residential photovoltaics (PV) installations have better economics than centralized solar thermal power plants. It also asserts that while studied in California, the model is likely to hold true in all states. More

Feed In Tariffs to Fund Solar for Low Income Housing in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles is proposing to launch the largest solar feed-in-tariff program in the US. It would develop 500 megawatts of solar-generated electricity over the next decade — about three percent of the city’s power needs – and hopes to directly reduce energy costs for consumers. That includes 100,000 multifamily rental apartment buildings that account for about half the city’s residents. More