08 Feb '16, 10am

California Dominates Solar, With More Than 50 Percent of all U.S. Capacity

The Golden State is quickly becoming America’s solar state, with a huge lead on the rest of the country due to favorable policy frameworks and innovative new energy companies. According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) , for both utility-scale solar photovoltaics and solar thermal , California has more capacity than the rest of the country combined, with 52 percent and 73 percent of the nation’s total, respectively. We all knew that California was ahead on solar, but these figures are just astounding. Though California has certain natural factors that give it an advantage over other states — namely, many sunny cities and a large population base — that, obviously, is not enough. The chief driver has been a strong policy framework that gives incentives to solar energy on a utility-scale and also, crucially, on rooftops. #California has nearly half...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2016/02/california-dominates-...

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