10 Nov '11, 9pm

California Hits 1 Gigawatt of Rooftop Solar

California has hit a major milestone of 1 gigawatt (GW) of solar PV on rooftops across the state - a threshold reached by just five countries. That's over 100,000 solar systems installed since 2007. Even in this weak economy, California grew its solar market 40% a year, installing over 200 MW this year alone. If the market continues growing at just 25% a year, it will reach 3 GW by the end of 2016, says Environment California in the first review of the state's Million Solar Roofs Initiative. The 2006 Million Solar Roofs Bill established a 10-year, statewide interagency effort, now called the Go Solar California campaign, which includes programs that fund solar projects on homes, businesses, farms, government and non-profit buildings. The program is creating thousands of solar jobs in California, which is now home to 20% of US solar companies, about 3500 firms that employ m...

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