California sets new record for rooftop solar
Californians set a new record for rooftop solar installations.
Californians installed rooftop solar systems with more energy generating capacity in 2010 than in any other year in the state’s history, according to the California Public Utilities Commission.
The state is on pace for another record-setting year of solar installations this year, according to a CPUC report issued Tuesday, which provides an annual assessment of the California Solar Initiative, a program authorized in 2006 by Senate Bill 1.
SB 1 set a goal for the state’s utilities to create 3,000 megawatts of new, solar-produced electricity by 2016. The program aims to help move the state toward a cleaner energy future and lower the cost of solar systems for consumers.
According to the annual assessment Californians installed 194 megawatts of solar electric generating equipment in 2010, an increase of 47 percent over the capacity installed in 2009.
Read more in the Sacramento Business Journal.
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