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Juan Rodriguez

LA: Nation's Largest City With a Feed-In Tariff System

By January 15, 2013

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The Los Angeles Board of Water and Power Commissioners approved a 100MW feed-in tariff program for Los Angeles, a program that could be the largest rooftop solar program on its kind in the US. The program consists of five 20MW sites, that could probably be increased to 150MW by March 2013. The program could create more than 5,000 jobs and generate over $500 million in economic activity while reducing more than 2 million tons of carbon emissions.

The feed-in tariff allows owners to sell solar power from their roofs and parking lots to the utility, and at the same time powering more than 30,000 homes. The CLEAN LA Solar program will make Los Angeles the largest city in the nation to implement a feed-in tariff system. The program sets a guaranteed price of 17 cents kw-hr and will also include special provisions for local businesses and multi-family residential buildings.

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