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>>Berkeley, Boulder move forward with PV finance plans
November 5, 2008, 9:49 pm
Filed under: Policy, Utilities

In Boulder, Colo., voters on Tuesday approved Proposition 1A, establishing a county-wide program to finance rooftop photovoltaic installations. The program, based on a similar program approved a year ago by the Berkeley City Council in California, will lend a homeowner the funds to build a solar system, then recoup the investment over 20 years with a surcharge on the home’s property tax.

The Boulder measure passed by a 2-to-1 margin, and will be implemented during 2009.

Meanwhile, the Berkeley FIRST program launches . . . today, Nov. 5.  See details here.

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