Culver City, nicknamed "the Heart of Screenland," is a city set in the Los Angeles area, just east of Santa Monica. With a long history in the entertainment industry, Culver City is home to many large companies and upscale shopping and dining options. First settled by Spanish explorers who encountered American Indians living in the area in the late 1700s, Culver City grew to prominence in the 1920s Hollywood entertainment industry boom. Today, about 40,000 people live in Culver City and many more work in the shimmering city.
Culver City also is a hot bed for solar power. Far enough inland to avoid coastal clouds but not located in the inland valleys that can get so hot that it actually hampers the efficient production of solar power, Culver City is perfectly situated for solar panels. Residential and commercial property owners in Culver City enjoy reduced utility bills and fewer harmful emissions into the environment by going off the grid with clean, green solar power.
Solar power is growing in popularity in the Los Angeles area, and Culver City is helping lead the charge. Attracted by the lure of lowering both utility expenses and harm to the environment, many residents and business owners are installing their own solar arrays to generate their own electricity straight from the sun.