Thursday, January 29, 2009

Solar Installations Doubled in 2008

Solar-power installations in most of California doubled last year compared to 2007 and continue at a record level, according to a report by the state Public Utilities Commission.

Homeowners, businesses and local governments served by private utilities put in 158 megawatts of photovoltaic power last year, an increase from 78 megawatts in 2007. One megawatt is enough to supply about 750 homes. Solar electric systems usually produce about 75 percent less than power plants that burn fossil fuels, so 78 megawatts of installed capacity would serve about 19,500 homes.

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