The nation’s largest solar program continues to shine brightly in California, with PG&E leading the way for both residential and commercial customer rooftop solar installations.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) issued its annual progress report on the California Solar Initiative (CSI) program on Wednesday (July 10).
The CSI program goal is to install 1,940 megawatts (MWs) of solar capacity by the end of 2016, and along with other statewide solar programs, transition the solar industry into a self-sustaining industry without subsidies, according to the CPUC.
To date, installed residential megawatts have exceeded PG&E’s goal, while the non-residential goal has been achieved through installed and reserved capacity.
“PG&E is proud to be a national leader in solar,” said PG&E Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions Steve Malnight. “The success of the CSI program is a testament to the partnership between the state, investor-owned utilities, solar companies and our customers to help grow a self-sustaining solar industry. “
PG&E leads the nation in customer solar installations, having helped nearly 90,000 customers go solar — that’s about 25 percent of all rooftop solar installations in the United States.
The CSI program as a whole has achieved 66 percent of its total program capacity. A record 391 MWs were installed in 2012, up 26 percent from 2011.
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