SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Stellar Solar, one of San Diego's leading residential and commercial solar installers since 1998 is co-sponsoring this important event dedicated to get San Diego running on 100% renewable energy by 2035. Michael Powers from Stellar Solar will join an expert group of speakers from a diverse list of clean tech businesses and organizations taking part in an interactive panel that will address the following:
- State Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets and Clean Energy Goals
- Local Clean Energy Goals and Climate Action Plans
- Rising Tide of Jobs and Economic Development in the Clean Energy Economy
- Increasing Public Participation in Shaping our Clean Energy Future
Specifically, Michael Powers will address the economic impact of the expiring solar Federal tax credit that is set to drop from 30% to 10% for commercial projects and to zero for homeowners at the end of 2016 and how this will impact distributed energy companies and the solar workforce in the region.
Powers said that Stellar Solar is proud to support the region's clean energy initiatives. "Meetings like this one are an important next step so that San Diego area leaders in government and industry can discuss specific strategies to implement a plan that can make this important goal a reality," said Powers.
With regards to the solar tax credit set to expire in 2016 he added, "We would like to see it extended a few more years so that the economic engine that helped lift us up out of a recession in 2008 can continue running. Stellar Solar now has twice as many employees as we had two years ago. Like many of the solar companies in California, we have been creating new jobs at a breakneck pace. It would not be good for us or the California economy if companies like ours found it necessary to start laying off skilled workers, just when we were starting to get some momentum."
According to Climate Action Campaign Executive Director Nicole Capretz, the best way for San Diego to achieve 100% clean energy is to move forward as a region with a shared vision. "Bringing elected officials together from Imperial Beach to Oceanside with other community leaders is a great opportunity to develop a roadmap for a clean energy future," Capretz said. CAC's mission is to stop climate change and protect our quality of life.
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About Stellar Solar
Stellar Solar is a leading California residential and commercial PV solar design and installation company, based in San Diego with over ten years of experience and 3000 installations, ranging in size from 2kW to 2MW, throughout the Southwest including notable commercial installations on The Salk Institute, Cedars Sinai Hospital, and US Foods. They have been consistently voted BEST OF San Diego solar provider by readers of the Union Tribune and have more 5 Star Reviews on Yelp than any other solar company in San Diego County. Learn more at www.stellarsolar.net
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