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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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Open Neighborhoods and PermaCity Announce Solar Challenge for Los Angeles County

Open Neighborhoods has teamed up with PermaCity, Inc. to make going solar easy and affordable with group discounts, neighborhood workshops and a solar challenge to raise up to $40,000 for school booster clubs, religious institutions and other non-profit organizations. Together … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy World: Distributed, Small-Scale Solar Competes with Large-Scale PV

Open Neighborhoods began as a grass roots organization and still to this day, prides itself on these local, relevant core concepts. We were delighted to see us being trumpeted by several in the energy space for our breakthrough pricing and … Continue reading

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Open Neighborhoods co-hosts with Sierra Club a West Los Angeles Solar Tour

As part of a national movement, Open Neighborhoods partnered with the Sierra Club, LA Beyond Coal campaign, the Los Angeles Business Council, ASES and solar advocates as part of a national solar tour. Called the “the world’s largest grassroots solar … Continue reading

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Open Neighborhoods Selects Martifer Solar USA for Community Solar Program

In 2009, Open Neighborhoods launched what became the largest community solar program in DWP history. Because of that success, the 2010 campaign became a much anticipated launch and it was well received and picked up by numerous news sources. August … Continue reading

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Mar Vista celebrates Earth Day with launch of Green Power Community

Open Neighborhoods supports community interest in going green with the development of a formal Green Power initiative. Last November the Mar Vista Community Council (MVCC) set a goal of 100% clean electricity for the neighborhood by 2018, inspired by former … Continue reading

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