Now do like Tom says:
California regulators issue solar energy guide
December 21, 2006 (Reuters)
- The California Pubic Utilities Commission..,issued requirements and other details for a new energy program that aims to make the state one of the world's biggest producers of solar energy…a 92-page handbook to guide California's investor-owned utilities, customers, contractors, and solar equipment sellers through the rules for installing and operating solar photovoltaic projects.
- The state's goal is to install 1 million rooftop solar panels on homes, businesses, farms, schools and public buildings over the next 10 years to produce 3,000 megawatts, or the equivalent of six large power plants…
- The program has a budget of $2.2 billion that will pay incentives for solar projects beginning on January 1, 2007…performance-based incentives linked to the number of kilowatts of electricity generated by the systems.
- Management of the program will be shared by PG&E Corp.'s Pacific Gas & Electric utility, Edison International's Southern California Edison, and the San Diego Regional Energy Office for customers of Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric unit.
California Solar Initiative Handbook