The US city of Los Angeles has launched an initiative which is expected to result in a massive reduction in carbon emissions.
The Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power has unveiled the largest rooftop solar
installation project in Sun Valley. The 2.6MW solar project was implemented in
partnership with PermaCity Construction Corp, Xebec and Stronghold Engineering.
Part of the
Deef-in-Tariff or Clean LA Solar programme, the project will make approximately
1,000 homes carbon neutral and reduce carbon emissions by 4.3 million pounds.
customers will make use of the soalr panels to generate their own energy as
well as sell excess capacity to meet the entire region’s energy demand.
The project also
supports jobs and fuels private investment in addition to expanding both the
utility and region’s renewable energy portfolio.
interconnection represents what a green energy economy and a Green New Deal can
be,” said Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez.
“We are delighted
our commitment to in-basin jobs for veterans and low-income households has
found such a welcome home in the FiT program and the generous support of local
Unions,” says PermaCity CEO Jonathan Port, who also serves on the Los Angeles
Work Investment Board (WiB).
“Los Angeles was
named the No. 1 Solar City in America for 2017 and we’re very pleased to make
this latest FiT project possible. It’s projects like this that help make L.A. a
national leader in clean energy,” said Martin L. Adams, CEO of LADWP.