San Francisco Solar Rebate Program Re-Opens
San Francisco has reopened its solar incentive program for the2010-11 fiscal year, according to Brighter Energy. Made possible by local city and countygovernments, the GoSolarSF program provides solar rebates to San Francisco residents andbusiness owners who install solar qualifying solar energy systems.Until an announcement last week by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, it wasn’t clear that funding would be made available for the program.
“GoSolarSF has more than doubled the number of solarinstallations in our City and created dozens of jobs,” said Mayor Gavin Newsom. “This program is literally transforming how our homes andbusinesses generate and consume electricity rooftop by rooftop.”
And here’s more from Brighter Energy:
Any resident or business in San Francisco that is on ameter and pays an electricity bill is eligible for the GoSolarSFincentive, so long as they work with an installer participating in thecity’s Workforce Development Program, or alternatively a non-profitinstaller.
This year, extra incentives will be available for projects installed by companies that have their principal place of business within SanFrancisco itself.
SF residents and businesses interested in solar power should consider themselves lucky: they live in one of the few places in America wherelocal solar rebates are available in addition to a state- orutility-sponsored rebate. On top of this, there’s the 30-percent solartax credit, which is available to all U.S. homeowners and businesses.Taken together, these incentives can reduce considerably the cost ofinstalling solar panels in San Francisco.
Since its launch in July 2008, the GoSolarSF program has disbursedsome $10 million, supporting the completion of nearly 1,200 SanFrancisco solar installations.
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