By Mike Kluk and Leslie Crenna
We did it, Davis! High-fives and a fist bump.
In late May 2016, the city of Davis and Cool Davis — via City Council resolution — challenged you to add 500 new residential rooftop solar installations to our shared portfolio by the end of the year.
The numbers are in: Rooftop solar permits were pulled for 502 Davis residences in 2016!
Bill Heinicke Cool Davis Board President 2016. Photo Credit: Yvonne Hunter.
“This is not about winning; there is no finish line, no election day, just a new opportunity each morning to encourage, educate, and build.”
— Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute, Santa Rosa, November 2016
As we face the greatest challenge of our time — global climate change — local leadership is more important than ever. Whatever changes at the federal level, Cool Davis is committed to climate action in our community.
We are asking for your help and your donations to support this work!
October 7, 2016
Davis, we are on track to reach our goal of 500 new solar systems by year’s end!
Data through the end of September shows that Davisites filed permits for 368 solar systems in 2016. We are just shy of exactly three quarters of the goal at the end of the third quarter.
Not sure what the campaign is all about? Check out our updated solar page.
August 26, 2016
Chris Soderquist and John Walter have lived in Davis for a combined six decades. Like many Davis residents, Chris and John’s homes are powered by solar panels. Expectedly, their PG&E bills have shrunk significantly; unexpectedly, Chris and John (gladly) field myriad questions about their solar panels.
“Every few weeks, a friend or neighbor will ask about our solar system,” explained Chris. “And, consistently, the conversations will end with, ‘I’d like to go solar, but …’.” Read more