PALMDALE – Sunible, a company started by solar market data resource PV Solar Report, has just released a new report detailing which California cities are installing the most solar power, and the City of Palmdale ranked 16th.
“Many of the leading Solar Cities in California are median-income communities like Fresno, Clovis, El Cajon, and Chico,” said Rosana Francescato of Sunible. “According to the most recent census data, Fresno’s median annual income was just over $41,000. Yet, Fresno is near the top of the Solar Cities list, at #3 in installs for Q1 2013.”
“Palmdale is well on its way to become a leader in energy production in the State of California,” said Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford. “In addition to the growth in solar installations on homes, there are several solar projects up and running or under construction or planning within city limits, not to mention the various solar facilities located at our schools and soon on City properties. Sam’s Club and the Palmdale Water District have been utilizing wind energy for a while now as well. Augmenting all this these renewables will be the Palmdale Power Plant which will provide a reliable source of clean energy, not to mention have a huge positive impact on our economy.”
According to Sunible, here’s the Top 25 California Solar Cities list for Q1 2013:
- San Diego
- Los Angeles
- San Jose
- Palm Springs
- El Cajon
- Santa Clarita
- Apple Valley
- Rancho Mirage
- Palm Desert
- Rancho Cucamonga
This list is based on the number of installations completed between Q1 2012 and Q1 2013.
(Information via press release from the city of Palmdale.)