California is One Million Solar Rooftops Strong
Today is a landmark day for clean energy in California. Former Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown celebrated that one million homes and businesses have gone solar, holding hope for a fossil-fuel free future and cleaner air for all.
California generates so much electricity from utility-scale renewables — 12,000 megawatts on a sunny day, for example — that it exports energy to neighboring states, reducing the collective power grid burden for the nation. Particularly in the summertime, the Golden State is often 50 to 93 percent solar energy powered for periods of time. There was even a record set in late May marking the most solar power ever flowing into the state’s grid.
With more than 20 years of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area and offices in Santa Cruz, Campbell and San Ramon, the Solar Technologies team isn’t surprised, though, to see a million solar roofs in California. The state, thanks to support from former Govs. Jerry Brown and Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature, has been leading the nation in green building policies for years. In 2015 California passed a bill to generate at least 50 percent of its electricity from renewable energy sources. It upped the ante in 2018 by committing to a 100 percent clean energy future by 2045.
If you want to join the solar revolution in the Golden State, call us at (831) 200-8763 or fill out our online contact us form.
As the leading innovator in solar technology, our solar panel technology provider, SunPower, has been at the forefront of changing how our world is powered and we are proud to be SunPower’s sole San Francisco Bay Area Master Dealer.
Of those 1 million roofs, more than 164,000 of them are SunPower residential and commercial solar customers. That’s because SunPower panels are the highest efficiency and most reliable.
The Future of Solar is Here
We expect California to continue forging new ground with its mandate requiring all newly constructed homes to be net zero energy by 2020, meaning residences must leverage passive and active green building techniques to generate as much energy as they consume. Solar is the most affordable way to achieve this goal, so that means we’re headed toward a world where most of the new homes in the state will have solar panels.
SunPower is already actively facilitating this transition, as it’s a favored solar provider for 18 of the Top 20 new home builders in the nation. And, we’ve installed solar on 45,000 new homes to date.
At today’s event, solar advocates continued looking to the future with a call for one million solar-charged batteries by
We at Solar Technologies have never been prouder to be part of a company that’s helping this state and the rest of the nation embrace a cleaner source of energy. It’s great to be part of the solution and to be changing the way California is powered. We look forward to seeing the next million of you join us.
For more information, call us at (831) 200-8763 or fill out our online contact us form. You can see how much you might save with our solar savings calculator.