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2009 Bay Area Solar Installations Report Released

The BASI Report may be downloaded here.

2009 Bay Area Solar Installations (BASI) Report Finds

Bay Area Leads California in New Solar Growth

Key Findings:

  • Over 52 megawatts of solar photovoltaic (PV) were added in the Bay Area in 2009 representing 55% of the state’s total and a 70% growth from 2008.
  • In 122 Bay Area Cities and 10 Bay Area Counties, a total of 4,534 new installations were added -a 25% growth in the number of installations from 2008 and 61% of the state’s total.

Top Ranked Counties for New Solar Installations (2009)

 
Bay Area Solar Installation Report - 2009
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The 2009 Bay Area Solar Installations (BASI) Report was released July 14, 2010.

The 2009 Bay Area Solar Installations (BASI) Report is NorCal Solar’s third report since the implementation of the 2007 California Solar Initiative (CSI). (For more detailed information about the California Solar Initiative, please visit www.gosolarcalifornia.com). It is promising to see increases in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations despite the economic downturn. The steady upward trend shows that Californians remain more dedicated than ever to meeting their energy needs with an environmentally sound energy source. Over 273 megawatts of PV have been installed in California since 2007. Nowhere in California is commitment to renewable energy stronger than in the Bay Area: 40 percent of those 273 megawatts were installed here. In number of installations, statewide close to 25,000 new PV systems came into existence of which 46 percent are in the Bay Area.

We are pleased to report that within our 10 Bay Area counties, the regional trend for calendar year 2009, taken alone, shows that 61 percent of the total state’s PV installations and 55% of the state’s total megawatts occurring in the Bay Area. This region‘s success reflects an inspiring collaboration of business, residents, and utilities working together to make the San Francisco Bay Area a leader in pursuing a cleaner, safer and more reliable energy future.

To read the 2009 BASI Report in PDF format, released on July 14, 2010, click here.

 
Bay Area Solar Installation Report - 2008
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2009 Bay Area Solar Installation Data was released in July 2009
California has offered financial incentives for grid-tied solar electric systems (PV) since 1998, and in January 2007, the state implemented a new incentive program through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) called the California Solar Initiative (CSI). The CSI is a ten-year $2.2 billion incentive program with the goal of installing 1,940 megawatts of solar power on the equivalent of one million rooftops. The CSI has been a much heralded program due to its size, length, and cutting-edge policy goal of establishing a sustainable solar industry. It is administered by Pacific, Gas & Electric (PG&E) in Northern California. For more detailed information about the California Solar Initiative, please visit www.gosolarcalifornia.com.
 
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