California's New Energy Program Would Make It Pay to Go Solar

Plan would offer millions to those who want to save by tapping the sun

Published: 28-Dec-2005

PALM SPRINGS - A multi-billion-dollar state energy program could help the Coachella Valley maximize one of its best assets - the sun.

The overall initiative would pump $3.2 billion into solar energy development in the state during the next 11 years and put panels on 1 million rooftops.

One resort has already taken advantage of the state's current $421 million program and could save about $100,000 annually.

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