Gallery: California Installed a Whopping 1 GW of Solar Power by the End...


California is leading the country when it comes to customer-side solar installations, and it has a lot to be proud of in the solar energy sector. Just recently, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced that the state achieved a major milestone by installing over 1 GW of solar capacity by the end of 2012 through the California Solar Initiative (CSI). That’s enough to power 100,000 homes, and enough to avoid building two conventional power plants. “California has the most customer-side solar installations of any state in the nation. This is a tremendous milestone for California and a testament to the success of the CSI,” said Michael Peevy, president of the CPUC.

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