City Council Unanimously OKs Solar Financing District

[San Francisco Chronicle] The Berkeley City Council unanimously approved an innovative plan Tuesday night to help property owners buy solar energy systems without paying any money up front. The council voted 9-0 to create a solar financing district, in which home and business owners could voluntarily tax themselves over 20 years to pay for solar panels. The annual tax would be about the same or less than what the property owner would save on energy bills.

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