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In its 2014 Annual Program Assessment report issued in July 2014, the CPUC said that through the end of the first quarter of 2014, an estimated 2,139 MW of solar capacity was installed on the customer side of the meter at 227,141 customer sites in the large investor-owned utility service territories. Of that, the California Solar Initiative General Market Program has installed 1,455 MW, or 83 percent, of its 1,750 MW program goal, with another 225 MW, or 13 percent of the goal, reserved in pending projects.
Highlights of the report include:
- A record 620 MW were installed in 2013, a growth of 73 percent from 2012.
- PG&E and SDG&E territories have achieved the most installations in the non-residential sector (commercial, industrial, government, non-profit, and agricultural properties), having met or nearly met 100 percent of their non-residential installation goals.
- Single-Family Affordable Solar Homes program applicants have received or reserved a total of $77 million of the available $92 million incentive budget in support for their residential solar systems.
- Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing applicants have received or reserved 100 percent of the available $95 million incentive budget.
- In just over four years of operation, the CSI-Thermal program has approved 1,665 applications for $22.7 million in incentives of the available $205 million budget.
- All but 163 MW, or 9 percent, of solar capacity interconnected to the grid in the three large investor-owned utility territories is signed up for Net Energy Metering.
Weekly program demand data, including new rebate applications, installed systems, and system costs can be found at www.CaliforniaSolarStatistics.ca.gov.
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