The City of Carpinteria, CA has launched a new program to provide affordable and sustainable solar + storage solutions to residents with zero up-front costs. The city expects this program will help residents protect themselves and their homes from rising utility rates and be prepared with backup power during utility power outages, while also helping the City achieve its renewable goals.
“The City identified distributed energy resources in its Strategic Energy Plan as an important strategy for local energy resiliency and reliance,” said Erin Maker, environmental program manager with the City. “By introducing Electriq’s PoweredUp Network to Carpinteria, we are not only achieving our key objectives of bolstering local renewable energy generation and storage, but also granting our residents access to leading-edge solar power and battery storage systems without any initial expenses. This marks a significant step towards reducing reliance on the local electric distribution system as well as enhancing electricity reliability during power outages.”
With the PoweredUP Network – the program’s City-vetted power purchase agreement (PPA) – all Carpinteria homeowners, regardless of their socioeconomic status, will have access to a turnkey, distributed home energy solution, including smart battery storage provided by Electriq Power.
“We are delighted to partner with the City of Carpinteria to ensure every homeowner has equal access to sustainable and resilient energy, regardless of their income,” said Frank Magnotti, CEO of Electriq Power. “Energy resiliency is of paramount importance in areas like Carpinteria, where being at the end of the line for utilities exposes residents to both planned and unplanned electrical outages. Electriq’s all-encompassing solar plus storage solutions offer Carpinteria households the peace of mind they seek and the cost-effective energy they desire, all without any upfront expenses.”