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Required Reading on San Diego’s Solar Surge

San Diego’s considered a national solar hotspot.

This spring, the nonprofit Environment California Research & Policy Center dubbed San Diego the No. 2 solar city in the U.S. [1] in a national survey.

Solar Quest [2]That same report noted San Diego’s solar growth outpaced Los Angeles, the nation’s top solar mecca.

Yet the region and the rest of the nation are approaching a crossroads. Some solar policies and incentives are nearing near expiration, and utilities such San Diego Gas & Electric are looking to up charges for solar customers as the technology becomes more widespread.

I pulled together some background reading to help you catch up on the local and national solar story before we dig in further.

Panel Power 101

California’s Solar Surge

San Diego’s Solar Status

The National Solar Story

This is part of our quest on whether solar will pay off for San Diego. Check out our introductory post here [27].

Correction: An earlier version of this post gave an incorrect date for the expiration of the solar Investment Tax Credit. It will expire the end of next year. We also added a link about Tesla’s new battery.