Solar energy is gaining momentum throughout the country and in California, where the sun blazes more often than most places in the world, solar-powered homes are becoming more prevalent.
The Sacramento region, it turns out, is one of the top areas for homes with solar, according to a new study by the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE). According to the CSE, Davis, El Dorado Hills and Rocklin rank in the top 10 California zip codes by percent of homes with solar. Davis comes in second with 1,735 homes with solar, El Dorado Hills comes in fourth with 2,992 homes and Rocklin is in fifth with 1,873 homes.
Solar power production in California hit a new record of 8,030 megawatts on July 12, setting a new record and is nearly double the amount of solar energy produced in California in mid 2014. California leads all states interconnecting renewable resources with total clean capacity as of this date about 18,718 megawatts – solar resources make up close to 8,600 of those megawatts.
On top of this, it was recently reported that solar energy generation has increased dramatically in California – 1,378 percent in just five years. Further, total residential megawatts (installed capacity) increased 65 percent in 2015, while total megawatts interconnected in the industrial sector almost doubled, and the commercial sector saw a substantial 42 percent increase.
You can be part of the clean energy/solar movement and save on your energy bill at the same time.
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