There’s an effort to get Santa Barbara County residents to go solar.
The Community Environmental Council has launched Solarize Santa Barbara County, which is its first countywide group purchasing program.
April Price, a renewable energy specialist with CEC, says it provides residents with discounted solar electric systems while helping the environment.
“So much of our environmental impacts, so much of our greenhouse gas emissions come from our electrical consumption in California. So, this is just one step to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions,” she said.
Price says CEC has partnered with two installers to offer discounts that amount to about 20%. The program runs through July 30th.
CEC will be hosting a free Solarize workshop on Wednesday at 6 pm at the Goleta Valley Community Center.