Clint Eastwood Promotes Solar Energy

Tehama Golf and Country Club has 242 photovoltaic panels powering everything from the clubhouse to the golf carts. The system produces 32 kilowatt hours a day.

Published: 27-Mar-2001

CARMEL, Calif. (AP) - Clint Eastwood wants Gov. Gray Davis to make his day by promoting solar energy as the answer to California's power crisis. Eastwood's Tehama Golf and Country Club has 242 photovoltaic panels powering everything from the clubhouse to the golf carts. The system produces 32 kilowatt hours a day and Eastwood sends thousands of surplus kilowatt hours to Pacific Gas & Electric Co. each year, but so far he's never received financial credit.

A bill working its way through the Legislature would change that, allowing schools, nonprofits and businesses like Eastwood's to receive credit for the wind and solar energy they've added to the state's power grid.

Eastwood visited Davis' office recently to endorse the bill.

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