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Becker bill looks to transform parking lots into energy generators

Original post made on Dec 9, 2022

Seeking to transform parking lots into generators of clean energy, state Sen. Josh Becker has proposed a bill that would offer tax incentives for companies to build solar canopies on their properties.

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Posted by A Talking Cat
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 9, 2022 at 1:37 pm

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France passed a law that requires new parking lots to install solar panels:
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California proposes a law that gives money to companies if they install solar panels on parking lots.

Here in America, we just love giving our tax money directly to companies, don't we? :)

Posted by Proud Taxpayer
a resident of Willowgate
on Dec 9, 2022 at 4:42 pm

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Sounds like a good idea

Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 10, 2022 at 5:39 am

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"the installations would obviate the need to construct."

Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 10, 2022 at 7:25 am

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What is the tax incentive? Also, agree with first commenter, why isn't it just a construction requirement vs. a tax break.

Posted by Concerned
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 10, 2022 at 11:02 am

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Agree with others, make it a building requirement. Also please fix the roads before embarking on this!

Posted by Free Speech
a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Dec 10, 2022 at 6:11 pm

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These solar arrays were installed where I used to work. First they removed all the tree - lots of them. I think it is a lousy idea unless there is a way that solar panels can work with partial shade some of the day and we can retain our beautiful and important, carbon-absorbing trees.

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