California Strives to Become Leader in Solar Roofs

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11/08/2005

California Strives to Become Leader in Solar Roofs

Governor Schwarzenegger pushes Million Solar Roofs Initiative

Contributors: James Earl  
 

Dubbed the most ambitious solar energy policy introduced in the United States, the Million Solar Roofs bill (SB1), if passed, would provide 10 years of incentives to California businesses and homeowners that install solar energy systems. The objective is for 1 million solar roofs to be installed throughout the state by 2018, resulting in 3,000 megawatts of new solar energy.

In a radio address on Oct. 22, 2005, Governor Schwarzenegger explained the need by saying, “We need to plan for the future because California is growing like crazy. Over the next decade, we are adding another 5 million people and that means more roads, more schools, more hospitals, and, of course, more energy.” The Governor also noted in his address how special interests have stunted acceptance of the initiative. He is working with California’s Public Utilities Commission to move the initiative forward, demonstrating a strong commitment to a secure energy future for the state. The Governor also proclaimed October 2005 as Energy Awareness Month.

To learn more about the Million Solar Roofs initiatives and the actions detailed by the bill, visit (www.votesolar.org).

 

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.

When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality. 


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


 

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