Vista Solar was awarded a 791kW installation at Uesugi Farms in Gilroy, CA; the 2,700 module system will be elevated nearly 12 feet off the ground to avoid base flood elevations for the area.
Enphase Energy microinverters are immediately available in the United Kingdom through authorized distributors CJ Solar, Metgen, Rexel and Solar Europa.
The California Home Solar Market Shines, sets New Records
The largest U.S. residential home solar market sets new solar sales and installation record during Q3 2012.
Oakland, Calif., October 30, 2012 – The California home solar market sets new solar sales and installation records during the third-quarter of 2012, according to the new Q3 2012 California Residential Sales & Install Report released by PV Solar Report, an authority on solar market data.
During the most recent quarter, nearly 11,000 California homeowners signed up to install over 66MW of home solar. Completed installations topped 45MW for the quarter, with nearly 8,000 residential installations completed. This marks the largest residential-solar sales and installation quarter in the history of California.
“I think these results are an indication of what the future holds for solar energy in California, and what solar energy can mean to the US economy,” says Stephen Torres, Founder and Managing Director of PV Solar Report. “Lower installation prices, financing options that allow homeowners to go solar with little or no money down, and an innovative and motivated solar workforce have all contributed to California leading the way to a cleaner energy future,” remarks Torres.
Southern California has become the solar hotspot, with all top five counties in terms of sales and installs being in the southern part of the state. A complete breakdown of all solar sellers, cities, counties, installers, and equipment manufacturers can be found in the PV Solar Report Q3 2012 California Residential Sales and Installation Report.
Companies in the report include:
SunPower, Acro Energy, SMA, Sillivan Solar Power, Enphase Energy, Verengo, Yingli, Sungevity, Trina Solar, SolarCity, ET Solar, Baker Electric Solar, Power-One, Solar Service Center, Sharp, Solar West Electric, LG Electronics, Petersen-Dean, Suntech, Fronius, REC Solar, Canadian Solar, Future Energy, Kyocera, SolarMax, Suniva, SolarEdge, Schuco, Solar Universe, Kaco, American Solar Direct, SolarWorld, Real Goods, Chint Solar, HelioPower, Growatt, Hanwha SolarOne, Solar Alliance of America, Renesola, PV Powered, and all other firms/panels/inverters in California's largest utility territories.
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