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July 03, 2013

L.A. Rooftop Solar Project Goes Online in San Fernando Valley

With 1 billion square feet of rooftop space and more than 300 days of sunshine, Los Angeles has all the makings of a leading solar hub. Now, an innovative program is leveraging these resources to accelerate the county’s transition to the forefront of solar innovation.

On June 26, the Los Angeles Feed-in Tariff program—the largest rooftop solar program in the nation—celebrated the completion of its first solar installation. The program incentivizes businesses to install solar arrays on rooftops across Los Angeles to generate clean, renewable electricity. Participating business are offered a 20-year contract to sell the solar energy they produce to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power at a set price. For the complete story, see the Energy Blog.