Solar

Counties Go Solar to Save

[SOLAR] Two years after California’s electricity crisis rekindled interest in renewable energy sources, counties around the state are shifting to solar power to cut costs and strike a blow for conservation. Stanislaus County is not one of them, despite near ideal weather conditions and acres of available land. The reason, officials say, is that the county’s energy bill already is lower than those in neighboring counties, thanks to the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts.