After almost two years of RePower LA-organized focus groups, community events, and public testimony, the LADWP Board of Commissioners voted in 2016 to adopt the Solar Rooftops program.
Through this program, customers can receive fixed monthly payments in exchange for leasing their rooftops to the LADWP for the purpose of installing solar panels that would be plugged into the citywide grid. These payments amount to $360 a year for 20 years.
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The majority of Angelenos, who are renters, have been excluded from the solar market and resulting savings. LADWP historically has lacked renter oriented solar programs. These barriers have resulted in disparities in who has access to solar energy, with Repower LA research showing less affluent areas like Boyle Heights receiving less than 1% of solar panel rebates. Yet a new program, Shared Solar is expected to be approved by the DWP Board on September 25th, will serve renters, create a more resilient grid, less blackouts, and good jobs.
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