13 September 2011 - Shared, Community-Based Solar Gardens in California—SB 843 | Local Clean Energy Alliance of the Bay Area

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13 September 2011 - Shared, Community-Based Solar Gardens in California—SB 843

When: Tuesday, September 13, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 2nd Floor Conference Room, Central Historic Building, 436 14th St. (at Broadway), Oakland
Please RSVP: lcea-info@baylocalize.org 
(Note: very light refreshments, but no dinner!)


SB 843 allows utility customers who are renters, or who do not have an appropriate roof for hosting solar panels, to invest in or lease a portion of a shared solar facility in their region. Investors receive the credit from their share of the electricity produced, as if the panels were located on their own rooftops. SB 843 is similar to Colorado's Community Solar Gardens Act and Washington's Community Solar Enabling Act.

This program will feature:
Joy Hughes, Founder of the Solar Gardens Institute
Matt Cheney, CEO of CleanPath Ventures and solar shares pioneer in Califonia


Learn about this legislation—its pros and cons—and about the experiences of other states. Can this bill lead to an expansion of local renewable energy? Should we support SB 843? Can we strengthen or improve the bill?

More details on SB 843

Principles of responsible solar development

start date: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 18:30
enddate: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 20:00