Clean energy


California bill would undo rules making it hard for schools to go solar

State regulators slashed solar programs that school districts rely on to cut energy bills and finance sustainability projects. A new bill could fix that.

By Jeff St. John  . 

Students at a school in Merced, California use handheld solar sensors to check power output from a carport solar canopy
Students at a school in Merced, California, stand next to a carport solar canopy while they learn how solar power works by holding solar cells that power small fans. (TerraVerde Energy)