It may seem like Congress is doing nothing other than doing nothing about health care reform these days.  But in fact, there’s a wonderful little bill quietly gathering (solar-generated) steam–the “10 Million Solar Roofs and 10 Million Gallons of Solar Water Heating Act of 2010.” We blogged about this a couple of weeks ago but are revisiting it to give you the chance to support it.
The bill (S. 3224), sponsored by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), would provide $2-3 billion worth of rebates to residential and commercial property owners who install solar PV or solar hot water heaters.  The rebate would offset up to half the cost of installing a PV system. Once implemented, the 30,000 megawatts generated by these systems would be the equivalent of 30 nuclear power plants.

Turn up the volume on why we need 10 million solar roofs pronto.

>>Send a letter to your senator in support of the bill.

Posted by Danny Kennedy

Danny Kennedy co-founded Sungevity and now serves as strategic advisor. He is an internationally recognized opinion leader on climate and energy issues. He is the author of Rooftop Revolution: How Solar Power Can Save Our Economy - and Planet - from Dirty Energy (2012), a book that has been described as the clean energy manifesto for the next greatest generation.