The 2009 Bay Area Solar Installations (BASI) Report was released July 14, 2010.

The 2009 Bay Area Solar Installations (BASI) Report is NorCal Solar’s third report since the implementation of the 2007 California Solar Initiative (CSI). (For more detailed information about the California Solar Initiative, please visit www.gosolarcalifornia.com). It is promising to see increases in solar photovoltaic (PV) installations despite the economic downturn. The steady upward trend shows that Californians remain more dedicated than ever to meeting their energy needs with an environmentally sound energy source. Over 273 megawatts of PV have been installed in California since 2007. Nowhere in California is commitment to renewable energy stronger than in the Bay Area: 40 percent of those 273 megawatts were installed here. In number of installations, statewide close to 25,000 new PV systems came into existence of which 46 percent are in the Bay Area.

We are pleased to report that within our 10 Bay Area counties, the regional trend for calendar year 2009, taken alone, shows that 61 percent of the total state’s PV installations and 55% of the state’s total megawatts occurring in the Bay Area. This region‘s success reflects an inspiring collaboration of business, residents, and utilities working together to make the San Francisco Bay Area a leader in pursuing a cleaner, safer and more reliable energy future.

To read the 2009 BASI Report in PDF format, released on July 14, 2010, click here.

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