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- Posted on Nov 8th 2009 12:00PM by Benjy Eisen
"We thought of doing this a long time ago, but were always too busy to figure it out and implement it until last year," McCrea tells Spinner. "It just seemed very impractical to use natural gas and nuclear generated power here when there's constantly all this sun shining down. It gets hotter every year."
Hotter and more expensive, as traditional utility costs are soaring. Meanwhile, McCrea's plan is to have his Cake and, yes, eat it too. "Because Sacramento is lucky enough to have a public utility, we actually get checks in the mail every month for our excess electricity," he says. With traditional album sales slumping, Cake will be one band that gets to cash electricity checks with their royalty checks. Furthermore, McCrea says the solar power thing has been seamless and without incident. "This was a permanent decision," he says. "No reason to quit now when it's working so well."
Sorry Kermit - looks like these days, it is easy being green.