Affordable housing properties across California will soon benefit from solar energy, thanks to a recent decision by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

The CPUC has voted to approve a $1 billion program that provides up to $100 million annually for ten years to incentivize installations of solar on multifamily affordable housing properties. The program was created as a result of 2015 legislation (AB 693) aimed at helping tens of thousands of low-income residents receive electricity credits from solar energy.

Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) is the author of AB 693.

“I am grateful for the work of the solar industry and the environmental justice community for bringing a spotlight to the Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing Program,” Eggman said. “Our partners at Everyday Energy and CEJA were instrumental in getting us to this point.  We look forward to increasing access to solar for all Californians by keeping up the momentum and fully-funding this program so we can help everyone benefit from our state’s clean energy economy.”

The California Solar Energy Industries Association (CALSEIA), which Aztec Solar’s CEO Ed Murray is president of, and the California Environmental Justice Alliance (CEJA) co-sponsored AB 693.

Aztec Solar applauds the decision by the CPUC to move forward with this program, bringing the benefits of solar energy to families who need it.

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