Woodland Hills, California (PRWEB) May 01, 2013
(877) 20-Solar from Solar Center of Woodland Hills, California has announced that environmental groups have joined forces in Los Angeles and have vowed to increase the amount of rooftop solar installations in Los Angeles, aiming for 20 percent of all energy by the year 2020.
In the report, "Go Solar L.A.," members of the Los Angeles Business Council, Sierra Club and others said the time to expand solar is coming as the city seeks to end its reliance on coal power by 2025.
"I'm pleased that Los Angeles is now on a fast track to get away from the coal power emissions that are fouling the planet," Councilman Paul Koretz said, adding he will review the report and send it to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has a number of solar initiatives already in place, including a feed-in tariff where customers are reimbursed for the extra energy they generate and sell back to the utility. It also has signed contracts to develop enough solar energy to power 200,000 homes in the city.
The report estimated the city would need to generate 1,200 megawatts of energy to reach the 20 percent goal.
Michelle Kinman, who wrote the report for the Environment California Research and Policy Center, said solar is a "no brainer" for Los Angeles.
"With our abundant sunshine, our miles upon miles of rooftops and our love of new technology, Los Angeles has all the ingredients necessary to be the nation's solar power capital."
Solar Center is the leading supplier of Solar Energy systems in Southern California. Solar Center can be reached at (877) 20-SOLAR.