Dozens of solar electricity investors joined City Light and the
"Investing in alternative energy is an important element of the aquarium's vision, and fits perfectly with our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment" aquarium President and CEO
NW Wind & Solar of
Most of the panels produce electricity on behalf of 187 City Light customers who bought 1,800 units of solar power through the utility's Community Solar program. The rest of the panels serve as a demonstration project through the utility's voluntary Green Up renewable energy program with the electricity produced helping to power the Aquarium's operations.
Each 24 watt unit of the solar installation cost
"Community Solar demonstrates
"This innovative project lets customers promote and benefit from solar even if they rent, have shady roofs or can't make the big investment of installing their own solar system,"
Participants receive credit on their City Light accounts for their portions of the solar panels' output through 2020 along with all state production incentives. Together, those credits amount to
"As soon as I found out about this program I was excited about the opportunity to participate in solar even though I live in a multi-family building," said
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