One of America’s Finest Cities – San Diego has a Mediterranean Climate which means plentiful hours of sunshine and clear days, these factors make San Diego a perfect location to develop and apply solar energy. San Diego County averaged 3056.7 sunshine hours per year from 1981 to 2010. That is 8.37 hours per day! San Diego also averages 146 clear days per year which is a higher rate among most cities. With this much sunlight, San Diego is a perfect place to promote and develop the adoption of renewable energy technology.
In 2009 and 2012, San Diego has ranked as the solar capital of the America. In fact, San Diego ranked first in the state in solar capacity and number of installations, according to the report by nonprofit advocacy group Environmental California. There are 19,427 kilowatts generated by solar power though more than 2800 solar systems. San Diego would rank in the top 25 countries if it were an individual country in the world in solar capacity. San Diego County generates more energy than the whole country of Mexico based on solar power. San Diego can become a leader and symbol to promote the use of solar power.
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San Diego Solar Initiatives
San Diego Solar initiatives
San Diego Gas & Electricity is a participant in the solar rebate program for California consumers which was launched by the California Solar Initiative (CSI). It has greatly facilitated California's rapid solar expansion. Solar space heating, solar thermal, electric, and photovoltaic are all eligible solar systems for the program. The CSI program encourages Californians to install 3,000 megawatts of solar energy systems by the end of 2016.
San Diego Solar Incentives
San Diego Solar Incentives
California’s robust renewable portfolio standard (RPS), which requires all utilities in the state to source 33 percent of their electric generation from renewable resources by 2020, is a leading driver for the incentives offered throughout the state.
California offers rebates that are available through Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE).
Rebates are also available through the 30% Federal Residential Tax Credit or the 30% Federal Business Energy Investment Credit.
The accelerated depreciation for commercial solar installations in 2012, which amount to 50% of cost in the first year, is also another type of rebate..
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