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San Jose to Save Millions from New SolarCity Solar Projects (1st Just Turned On)

SolarCity and San Jose are teaming up to install nearly 2.5 megawatts of solar power in the city, and it’s just flipped the switch on the first of 16 projects. The project just turned on will save the city “$27,000 in the first year and up to $1.2 million over 20 years.”

In addition to the 16 projects above, 14 more solar projects are planned for San Jose.

“These solar projects are key pillars in the City’s ambitious 2007 Green Vision goal to receive 100 percent of its electrical power from clean renewable energy sources,” a news release on the matter noted.

For all such projects, “SolarCity will install and maintain the solar systems for free, without any cost to the city. SolarCity will then sell the solar electricity to the City at a rate anticipated to be lower than it pays for electricity from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E).”

Read more on the SolarCity website.

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