My wife and I are both senior citizens. My mother-in-law has
Parkinson's Disease. My wife and I built an ADU on our property to take
care of her, as shown in the attached picture. When the County of Los
Angeles backed out of providing my wife and I with any support to do
this, despite a stated program to subsidize such housing:
County of Los Angeles Stated ADU Subsidy
my wife and I tried to raise money for the ADU construction through a GoFundMe Campaign:
Failed GoFundMe Campaign
We raised nothing. Since then, there have been multiple electrical power outages which have adversely affected my mother-in-law's health and safety. My wife and I invested in solar power panels and we were hoping to be able to take advantage of the SGIP program from the State of California to help pay for the battery back up to the solar panels to ensure continuous electrical power for my mother-in-law:
State of California SGIP Program
After once again dutifully following the directions of program administrators, my wife and I again were denied the support that we were initially promised:
SGIP Program Falls Through
Therefore, my wife and I are now seeking to raise the money that we need to install the battery back-up system to ensure power continuity. The amount we need was calculated based upon cost information: Solar Storage Cost Estimate
and the average daily consumption derived from our electrical bill:
Average Daily Electrical Consumption
This calculates to $750/kWh * 27.61kWh = $20,707.50.
When adding the 3% fee to be paid to GoFundMe, the total required is $21,329.
Any additional money raised will be provided to SCE/CPUC so that they can help pay for battery back up systems for other folks with Parkinson's Disease.
The urgency of this is dictated by when the next power outage occurs and how long that power outage lasts.
For more information, please see http://gf.me/u/xpggar