In one year California was able to increase power output from solar panels installed on roofs from 1,000 MW to over 2,000 MW. This is impressive and hopefully this trend continues in the very sunny and warm state!
To put this in perspective, it took California over 30 years to build 1,000 MW of rooftop solar, hitting that landmark in early 2013. Today, California is closing out the year with more than 2,000 MW of rooftop solar systems installed statewide. The California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) latest figures report 1,917 MW of rooftop solar, but those numbers exclude basically all of Pacific Gas and Electric’s 2013 installations, by far the largest market in the state, as well as a significant number of installations in other utility territories.
3 thoughts on “In One year, Rooftop Solar Power Doubled in California”
We’re routinely told it can’t be done, even in places like California. Who’s doing the telling? The oil industry. Let’s stop fossil fuels for once and for all.
Is this really a good thing when the process of building and creating solar powered things is just as damaging to the environment as what we were doing before….
I don’t understand how it’s damaging to build sustainable power sources to replace coal and other intensive power production. We will always need energy.
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