Pasadena reached a stellar milestone in 2010: Residents and businesses are now generating more than two megawatts of clean power from the sun with 239 solar photovoltaic installations citywide. The collective power of these solar panels reduces carbon emissions from traditional power, sparing the environment the equivalent of about six million car miles each year!
Millions of dollars in incentives from PWP have made this surge possible, but program funds for the Pasadena Solar Initiative are not infinite. The current rebate rate of $2.40 per watt will be reduced to $2 per watt beginning Feb. 1, 2011.
If you want to take advantage of the higher rebate and be a part of Pasadena’s drive toward 14 megawatts of customer-owned solar power by 2017, get a head start at PWP’s next “Going Solar” workshop Thursday, Dec. 2. Come to the library at McKinley School, 325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. for expert advice on choosing an installer, estimating your solar energy needs and applying for rebate incentives. Visit www.cityofpasadena.net/solar to reserve your seat.