GRID Alternatives entered San Diego eight years ago, with a solar installation in El Cajon. Since then, the non-profit has put up a total of 824 systems throughout the county. This Saturday, they return to the same El Cajon neighbourhood for GRID Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon. Continue reading GRID Alternatives San Diego’s SummerSolarthon→
California’s original rooftop solar program, Net Energy Metering 1.0 (NEM 1.0), continues in each utilities’s area until homeowners supply more than 5% of the peak load. The first city just passed that threshold. NEM 2.0 starts in San Diego.
After two years of operation, any concerns that the public held appear to be a thing of the past. County Supervisors Dianne Jacob (at podium) and Dave Roberts (grey suit) recently held a press conference to describe how PACE programs heat up San Diego’s economy.
There were few criticisms when Mayor Kevin Falconer announced that San Diego will spend $127.3 million to carry out the city’s Climate Action Plan during the fiscal year 2017. $32.7 million of this is for projects tackling the city’s emissions and another $94 million for items indirectly supporting the plan. The largest single item, $65.7 million, is for the city’s water recycling program which is to supply up to a third of the city’s need by 2035. Some wanted more detail, but there was mostly praise for San Diego’s forward thinking budget.