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6/05/2012

Sunnier Outlook

Posted by Carren Jao Pineda |

Researching this piece was an eye-opener. I'd love to see this program up and running and part of the routine of living in Los Angeles. 

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Los Angeles gives go-ahead on expanded solar program.
Text by: Carren Jao 
Edited by: Sam Lubell
Published: 24 May 2012, The Architect's Newspaper

A solar array in Los Angeles. Photo by Antonio R. Villaraigosa/Flickr.
Sunshine is obviously an abundant resource in Los Angeles, but it’s been woefully underutilized. Compared to other major U.S. utilities, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) ranks last in solar capacity per capita and still gets 45 percent of its energy from coal.

In April, LA City Council approved a measure that paves the way for a 10-megawatt demonstration program—enough to power 10,000 households—that reimburses residents for the solar energy they produce. [read more]

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