Some nonprofits across the South and Central Coasts will be able to go solar at no cost.
The Community Environmental Council is launching a new pilot program called Solarize Nonprofit.
Selected nonprofits will enter Power Purchase Agreements with Asteri Solar, buying the power that’s produced on their roofs at rates about equal to Southern California Edison. After about five years, they’ll own the solar array, which will then provide free power for decades. The program will also provide solar information and coaching to nonprofits.
Eight nonprofit building projects can be accommodated and possibly more in the future. Eligible nonprofits must own their own buildings or be in long-term leases and have facilities suitable for solar.