Fifth and final tranche of CLEAN LA Solar opens - Clean Coalition
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Fifth and final tranche of CLEAN LA Solar opens

The Clean Coalition has been a stalwart proponent of CLEAN LA Solar, the nation’s largest city rooftop solar program.

Craig Lewis

After receiving approval from City Hall, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) is moving ahead with the fifth and final tranche of its CLEAN LA Solar Program.

LADWP will begin accepting applications on March 16. A total capacity of 25 megawatts (MW) is available at a price of $0.13/kWh for solar projects over 150 kW and $0.15/kWh for projects between 30-150 kW.

LADWP will begin accepting applications on March 16. Applications received through March 20, 2015 will be included in the lottery drawing. Projects may be submitted after March 20, but they will be evaluated as received, or if there is oversubscription, projects will be placed on the waitlist in the order they are received.

As the nation’s largest city rooftop solar program, CLEAN LA Solar offers long-term, fixed rate contracts for 100 MW of solar energy produced on underutilized rooftops throughout Los Angeles. To date: projects totaling 5.4 MW of solar capacity are online; 8.2 MW are under contract, and projects totaling 56 MW are actively moving through the program processes.

During Q2 2015, LADWP plans to seek approval from its Board to expand the CLEAN LA Solar Program. Program expansion is expected to occur in during the second half of this year.

The Clean Coalition has been a stalwart proponent of CLEAN LA Solar and is pleased to see an expansion in the near future. Wesupported Mayor Eric Garcettiduring his 2013 campaign, partly due to his commitment to expand local solar production in Los Angeles to 1,200 MW by 2016 – with at least 600 MW through CLEAN LA Solar.

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Craig Lewis

Founder and Executive Director

Craig founded the Clean Coalition in 2009 and has over 30 years of experience in policy and technology innovation, including the proliferation of Solar Microgrids and Community Microgrids. Prior to founding the Clean Coalition, Craig held numerous positions in the wireless, semiconductor, banking, and renewable energy industries. Previously VP of Government Relations at GreenVolts, he was the first to successfully navigate a solar project through California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard solicitation process. Craig was energy policy lead on Steve Westly’s 2006 California gubernatorial campaign. His resume includes senior government relations, corporate development, and marketing positions at leading wireless, semiconductor, and banking companies such as Qualcomm, Ericsson, and Barclays Bank. Craig received an MBA and MSEE from the University of Southern California and a BSEE from the University of California, Berkeley.