Electriq provides solar + storage to help Calif. city reach 100% renewable power goal


Energy storage provider Electriq Power Holdings Inc. has signed of an agreement to provide solar + storage solutions in Goleta, California. Through a new program with the city, Electriq will deliver affordable, sustainable and resilient energy to residents through fully financed residential microgrids.

Through the program’s city-vetted power purchase agreement (PPA), called the PoweredUp Network, all Goleta homeowners, regardless of income or credit history, will have access to a turnkey, distributed home energy solution, including smart battery storage. By signing up with the PoweredUp Network, residents can protect themselves and their homes from rising utility rates while creating a more resilient local grid infrastructure, furthering the Goleta’s renewable energy goals.

Electriq’s PoweredUp Network offers turnkey energy solutions that include everything needed for home energy independence — solar panels, batteries, software, project development, financing, installation and grid services — with no up-front costs.

“We are delighted to work with the city of Goleta to provide all its homeowners with the same opportunity to access sustainable and resilient energy, whatever their income,” said Frank Magnotti, CEO of Electriq Power. “In addition to its admirable goals around moving to 100% renewable energy, we know Goleta is also strongly committed to energy justice and equity in that transition.”

In addition, Electriq entered into a similar agreement with San Luis Obispo Climate Coalition earlier this year and with the city of Santa Barbara last year. The PoweredUp Network program is available to homeowners throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties and soon will be available to homeowners in Goleta.

By connecting organizations, companies, cities and municipalities, and their local homeowners into sustainable community networks, Electriq is enabling a shared vision of making the planet a better place. Through these collaborations, as well as by providing a comprehensive solution portfolio, Electriq’s PoweredUp Network makes it possible to deliver complete, clean, affordable and resilient energy to all homeowners.

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