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High Penetration Solar Forum

In February, some 170 solar energy researchers, experts, utility officials and government leaders gathered at the University of California, San Diego to discuss the latest findings related to integrating larger amounts of solar photovoltaics into the state’s electricity system.

PG&E's MASH Program Update

The Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing (MASH) program at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is actively accepting applications and has approximately $4 million to be distributed through incentives. Currently, all applications are initially receiving wait list status; however, each application will be reviewed within days of receipt.

PG&E Celebrates Major Milestone

Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) has now interconnected more than 80,000 customer-owned solar PV systems to the power grid, representing more than 800 megawatts (MW) of electricity—more than any other utility in the nation. In fact, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has ranked PG&E the top utility in the US for additions of solar power for the past four consecutive years.

Featured Solar Statistic

The figure above displays the top twenty locales in the CSI Program in terms of installed solar capacity (MW). Top twenty rankings can be filtered by County, City or Zip Code at California Solar Statistics and also be further refined to display data by Program Administrator, application status and host customer sector.


Featured Photo & Solar Stories

In March 2009 SilRay was awarded a contract to design, finance, build and maintain a 1-MW solar array at the U.S. Coast Guard training facility in Petaluma, CA. The facility is part of the Coast Guard's continuing efforts to green their operations under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and represents the first power purchase agreement in Coast Guard history.

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Petaluma, CA


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