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California shows solar power not just for the wealthy: California shows solar power not just for the wealthy. We...

California shows solar power not just for the wealthy Wednesday, June 27th 2012 4:48 PM By GetSolar Staff. According to recent research by Sunrun and PV Solar Report , the California home solar market has grown by 80 percent this year. The report identifies increased solar adoption in more cities as one of the major reasons for the spike in statewide solar projects. The report also ranks several cities according to solar adoption rate. The top five cities are: 1. Santa Clarita 2. Castaic 3. Palmdale 4. Clovis 5. Pleasanton The median household income of $57,000 for the top cities dispels the idea that rooftop solar installations are only for the wealthy. "This list shows undeniable solar growth in a diverse range of cities, debunking the common misconception that solar is only for the wealthy,” said Stephen Torres, founder and managing director of PV Solar Report. "Key to ...

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