Residential customers of Pasadena Water and Power who want to generate their own green power are invited to a free workshop Saturday, February 4, from 9 a.m. to noon at The Salvation Army Tabernacle, 960 E. Walnut Street.
The "Going Solar" workshop will feature experts who will answer questions about the rebate application process, technical and legal requirements, how to calculate energy and cost savings, choosing a vendor, types of solar panels and meters available, financing options and lease agreements. Solar generation and battery storage during emergency power outages will also be discussed.
Space is limited and reservations are required. Reserve your spot at www.cityofpasadena.net/solar.
Residents who install solar receive a tax credit from the federal government of up to 30 percent of the system cost through 2016 and are eligible for utility rebates.
PWP is urging customers to start their projects now to maximize incentives. Rebates from the Pasadena Solar Initiative are expected to decrease early this year.
The Pasadena Solar Initiative, which aims to help PWP customers install 14 megawatts of solar power by 2016, will advance the city's renewable energy goals outlined in the Green City Action Plan as well as California's goal of installing 3000 MW of solar statewide.