San Diego Solar Energy News

  • Clean Energy Milestone: 100,000th Private Solar Array Connected to SDG&E's Power Grid
    Dec 6, 2016 - SDG&E -

    As of November 30, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has connected more than 100,000 private rooftop solar systems to its reliable power grid.  This milestone comes as the company reports in November it connected 1,942 residential customer rooftops. 
  • It’s a Solar Trifecta in San Diego
    Mar 9, 2016 - Brooks Venters -

    For starters, congress has come together and extended the 30% Federal Tax Credit. On top of that, the Public Utilities Commission has proposed to extend net metering. Those two victories, combined with low interest rates, have created a solar financing trifecta.
  • Boulevard solar farm project gets County's approval
    Oct 15, 2015 -

    A revised plan for a controversial Boulevard solar farm project that's been in the works for several years received approval Wednesday by The San Diego County Board of Supervisors.  The approval comes after county supervisors voted 4-1 to rescind an earlier approval of the Soitec solar farm's Final Program Environmental Impact Report in San Diego Superior Court this summer after deciding that an optional energy storage facility which was added after public circulation of the report violated the California Environmental Quality Act.
  • San Diego Environmental Groups Rake in Millions from Imperial Valley Solar Developers
    Oct 16, 2015 - Lisa Halverstadt -

    San Diego County-based Backcountry Against Dumps and the Protect Our Communities Foundation filed a half-dozen lawsuits alleging the approval of a slew of solar projects violated Imperial County’s general plan and CEQA, the state’s primary environmental law.  Indeed, several of the solar projects the group opposed now cover thousands of acres of agricultural land in Imperial County and there haven’t been obvious changes that appear to be the sole result of the lawsuits.
  • Here Are San Diego’s Solar Hotspots
    Jun 3, 2015 - Lisa Halverstadt -
    Data from San Diego Gas & Electric show more people are going solar in inland areas north of central San Diego – but that footprint’s expanding. Homeowners further from the coast often have higher energy bills that can make solar panels a more attractive investment. Hotspots include Poway, Scripps Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, Ramona and Lakeside.