General Magnaplate California installed 668 solar panels on the roof of our plant in Ventura in December 2011. We worked with a local solar company, Coastal Solar, and our local power company, Southern California Edison. The installation costs were partly offset by state incentives and federal tax credits. So far, we have been able to cut our electricity expense in half, and have been able to provide power back to the grid on low usage days and weekends. The introduction of solar power in our Ventura plant has not only reduced operating costs, but also presented an opportunity to support local businesses!