Watch the GoSolar.LA Webcast on YouTube

If you missed the GoSolar.LA webcast broadcast live from the LA Cleantech Incubator in downtown Los Angeles, you can view it now on YouTube!  In the video representatives from Open Neighborhoods, the LA Cleantech Incubator, and REC Solar discuss the incubator program and GoSolar.LA — a regional platform to streamline and scale solar installations in greater Los Angeles.

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Open Neighborhoods Joins Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Open Neighborhoods is pleased to announce that it has joined the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator as one of its newest portfolio companies. Open Neighborhoods plans to streamline and scale solar installations in greater Los Angeles with a proprietary online project bidding and solar comparison-shopping service for residential, commercial, and tax exempt property owners and multi-family communities in greater Los Angeles seeking to reduce utility bills with solar energy.

The company’s regional website, at www.GoSolar.LA, offers discounted rooftop solar electric and hot water installations from leading contractors, and $0 down financing programs – along with neighborhood-scale group-purchasing programs recently recognized for providing the lowest cost residential solar in the state of California.

Representatives of Open Neighborhood and the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator will be hosting a free webcast on Thursday, December 20th at 12:30pm to discuss GoSolar.LA and the LA Cleantech Incubator. Register to participate at GoSolar.LA/webcast.
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New GoSolar.LA Website Offers Innovative and Affordable Way for Angelenos to Reduce Utility Bills

Open Neighborhoods announces a regional solar initiative and comparison shopping service for residential, commercial, tax exempt property owners and multi-family communities in greater Los Angeles seeking to reduce utility bills with solar energy.

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Lowest Cost Residential Solar Power in California

A March 2012 report on the energy future of California identifies the Open Neighborhoods group-purchasing program in Los Angeles County as offering the lowest cost residential photovoltaic solar panel systems in California, at $4.40 per Watt.

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Submit Projects for Los Angeles Solar Feed-in Tariff Through April 30, 2012

City of LA to Launch Solar Feed-in Tariff Program

Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity announce a call for project submissions from commercial and multi-family property owners in the City of Los Angeles to participate in a new solar “feed-in tariff” demonstration program offered by the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power (LADWP).

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#Go100Percent at Solar Mixer in Silver Lake

On Wednesday March 14th, Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity are hosting a free mixer in Silver Lake to celebrate the transition to clean, renewable energy.  RSVP at http://silverlakesolarmixer.eventbrite.com.

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Mar Vista CLIMATE REALITY: The Race to 100% Clean Power

On Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 5:30pm at the Mar Vista public library, Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity present Mar Vista CLIMATE REALITY — a free event looking at climate change impacts and solutions.

A new report by Environment America finds that federally declared weather-related disasters in the United States have affected counties housing 242 million people – or roughly four out of five Americans.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power cautions that carbon-based fossil fuel emissions have reached “dangerous levels” with possible impacts to Los Angeles including rising tides; violent storms and floods; hotter, dryer days; increased frequency of wildfires; and reduced water and energy reliability.

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THE NEW SOLAR LEASE: Jan. 21st Residential Solar Workshop & Open House

Free Solar WorkshopOpen Neighborhoods and leading solar installer PermaCity invite the public to a free solar workshop and open house at PermaCity’s showroom in Los Angeles to learn details of new funding available through a partnership between Clean Power Finance and Google to put solar panels on residential rooftops.

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ThinkProgress: Community Solar Reaches “Grid Parity” in Los Angeles

ThinkProgress has run the numbers on Open Neighborhoods Community Solar and determined that discounted group purchasing has driven the cost of solar power below that of utility-provided power in Los Angeles. Available rebates and tax incentives further increase solar savings.

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Occupy Rooftops: Nov. 20 Community Solar Action Day

On November 20th, Open Neighborhoods is partnering with Solar Mosaic and organizations across the country to hold Community Solar Day.

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