Poor California residents get solar panels for free
Photo Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund
Nonprofit organization Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GCRF), which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, provided and installed solar panels on Mr. Roy Rivera’s home forfree. A man with disabilities lives in Sacramento, content with a small income. By the end of 2016, according to GCRF plans, approximately 1,600 more solar panels should be installed in households similar to the home of Roy Rivera, and whose owners themselves could hardly ever purchase such systems themselves.
The economic effect of installing solar panels looks like this. For the first year of operation, the savings should be $ 818, but over the period of 30 years the amount of savings will be more significant - $ 22,800. However, as Mr. Rivera says, even such a relatively small compared to the cost of the solar panel can seriously help him cover his rather big medical costs.
Legislative support for such an initiative was prepared by GCRF Senator Kevin de Leon (Kevin de León). Despite its somewhat demonstrative nature, in fact, the fund is financed by manufacturers that exceed the industrial quota for the emission of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Over the past year, such payments in California alone amounted to $ 75 million, of which GCRF received $ 14.7 million.
On April 30, Elon Mask Tesla showed off special Powerwall batteries as part of its new Tesla Energy project. Battery systems are designed for both households and enterprises. It is assumed that the Powerwall will be charged in the daytime, and at night give the accumulated energy to the house. The “home” version of the system is divided into two types of types: a day and a week cycle with a capacity of 7 and 10 kilowatt hours, respectively. Powerwalls will cost between $ 3,000 and $ 3,500.