Gov. Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., recently signed California’s 2019-20 state budget, which allocates $2.1 million for the Claremont-Pomona Locally Grown Power solar initiative.
Claremont-Pomona Locally Grown Power is a California-based 501(c)(3) non-profit, social enterprise, creating the model for the first ever, non-profit solar panel assembly factory in the world designed to be replicated in any city.
The funding will go toward the construction of a manufacturing facility that will produce solar panels for low- to moderate-income (LMI) households.
Claremont/Pomona Locally Grown Power will have a relatively small footprint – 4,000 square feet – but will create over 200 manufacturing and construction jobs within Los Angeles county. The first production goal is to build and install 6,000 solar PV systems on LMI homes.
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