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Pasadena In Focus
Pasadena In Focus Nov-Dec 2013

Going Solar is a Breeze!

iStock_000008994251MediumInstalling a new solar energy system on your roof can help you slash your power bills; receive generous incentives from Pasadena’s Water and Power Department (PWP); earn tax credits through 2016 and get a big nod of approval from Mother Nature!

It might be winter now, but summer will be here before you know it and going solar has never been easier! Just ask the 450 other Pasadena property owners who’ve already taken up the solar life.

PWP is now using a system called “PowerClerk” that lets you submit and track your solar incentive application online, saving paper and making the process even more efficient.

PWP’s goal is to help customers install at least 14 megawatts of solar power systems by 2017. PWP offers generous incentives for solar, including the current rate of 85 cents per watt installed for residential customers, plus compensation for any surplus energy your system generates. Residential customers are also eligible for a 30 percent federal investment tax credit.

The more homes that tap into this clean, renewable energy source, the less fossil fuels we’ll use and the fewer greenhouse gas emissions will be released into our environment. Visit www.PWPweb.com/Solar for more information or call PWP’s AnswerLine at (626) 744-6970.