Solar panels for homes, provided with public financing
From: Thomas Lofft (tloffthotmail.com)
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 13:40:20 -0700 (PDT)

This is a great story about a green initiative, started in California, 
Berkeley, of course, 

and being copied by entrepreneurs into Boulder, CO.

 

Quick Summary: The city finances the cost of adding solar panels to the home 
and pays the costs from a public muni-bond which is prorated to the respective 
properties and added to the annual tax bill for 20 years.  CA state 
legislature, reportedly, has passed enabling legislatioin for every CA 
municipality to do likewise.

 

http://www.grist.org/article/2009-05-08-berkeley-solar-financing

 

I think cohousing advocates could push for every state legislature to copy the 
model.

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Tom Lofft

Liberty Village, MD

 



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