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With about 2,900 hours of annual sunshine in Nor-Cal, and 3,200 hours in So-Cal, California provides ideal conditions for the installation of solar electric panels and solar heating systems. You can find all the information on solar installers and contractors right here. Whether you're in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, San Francisco, Oakland, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ontario, Sacramento, San Jose or Fresno, GetSolar strives to provide access to accurate information and trusted solar energy practitioners.
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California leads the country in solar energy. As of 2016, California accounted for over 65% of all the grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the U.S., with 11 Gigawatts (mW) installed statewide. Compared to other states' figures, this number is huge -- and will continue to grow in coming years. This means more solar panels installed by homeowners and businesses. It also means more solar thermal (hot water) systems and, increasingly, more commercial-scale solar energy plants (C&I). (See "Types of Solar" for more info.) Under the leadership of Governor Brown, the state has pushed to get state to commit to producing 33% of their power from renewable sources by 2020. The hallmark of the state's efforts was the California Solar Initiative (CSI), which aimed to add 3,000 megawatts of new solar power by 2017. As part of the Go Solar California campaign, the CSI has provided almost a decade of solar rebates to customers in California's investor-owned utility territories (PG&E, SCE and SDG&E).
Source: CA CPUC Website
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Related reading: California Solar Incentives Page