Sunday, January 10, 2016

Larkspur Corte Madera receives $350,000 grant for Solar, Marinwood receive ZERO!

Marin school district to save nearly $2 million in energy deal

Wolf Gutscher, director of operations and sustainability with the Larkspur-Corte Madera School District, stands on top of the roof at Neil Cummins Elementary with the district’s new solar panels on Friday.Robert Tong — Marin Independent Journal

New solar panels were installed over the summer at the gym at Neil Cummins Elementary in Corte Madera. Robert Tong — Marin Independent Journal
A Marin school district has completed a first-of-its-kind solar energy deal projected to save the district nearly $2 million over 20 years.
The Larkspur-Corte Madera School District snagged $350,000 from the state via the California Clean Energy Jobs Act as a “buy-down” on a 20-year agreement to buy energy from Cenergy Power. Solar panels at Neil Cummins, Hall Middle School and the Cove School should save the district $1.7 million over 20 years, officials said.
See the full story at the Marin IJ HERE

Here is another argument to revisit the troubled contract with the Sol Ed Benefit Corporation Solar project with Marinwood CSD.   We get ZERO grants from the California Clean Energy Jobs Act while Larkspur Corte Madera receives $350k!!!    Editor update 1/11/2015:  After inquiry, we discovered that the funds can only be used for schools. This does not mean that there are not other programs that Marinwood CSD can use. We never had more than one solar company bid on our business.  It is interesting that none of the local school districts have elected to go with SolEd but selected another local concern.

Will the Marinwood CSD have the integrity to revisit the SolEd contract? 

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