BEVERLY HILLS —Beverly Hills is presenting a request for a proposal to install a solar energy system at the Civic Center and other city buildings.

According to the City of Beverly Hills Web site, an RFP means that energy companies are being asked to submit proposals for installing solar panels on six of the city’s buildings, the library, the Public Works building including the Water Treatment Plant, the Police Department, the Public Works Vehicle Shop, the Public Works parking structure and the Civic Center parking structure.

The city chose these buildings for the plan because of their high use of energy and their potential as sites for photovoltaic cells. The city’s objective is to generate enough energy to power these structures for most of the year.

Beverly Hills will assess the cost as well as the savings for a 25-year duration—including maintenance and any state or federal rebates or incentives. The city also plans to partner with Los Angeles County to offer low-interest, long-term loans to those who wish to be thrifty with energy and money by installing solar panels.

For more information on the solar energy system request for proposal, visit