California solar installations are trending massively upward, despite historically low levels of state incentive.
With more than 120,000 commercial and residential solar energy systems now online, California leads the nation's clean energy economy. As a result of this growth more than $10 billion in private-sector investment has flowed into California's clean energy sector, and employed more than 25,000. Millions of California's residents enjoy the benefits of low-priced solar energy delivered by systems installed on homes, businesses, schools and public facilities.
Yet, one important element of this success is often overlooked – California's rooftop solar industry is rapidly weaning itself from state subsidies and will likely be operating subsidy-free next year, well ahead of schedule.