Vista, the ninth-largest solar city in San Diego County, continues the rising trend of rooftop solar installations, with Sullivan Solar Power as their main provider.
2013 was a record year for rooftop solar in California, reaching an impressive 2 GW — twice as much as in 2012. Rooftop solar in San Diego has seen a surge of popularity due to increased utility rates and a drop in solar panel prices. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the national average escalation in electricity costs is 6% annually, whereas the price of rooftop solar has dropped by 75% since 2008.
Vista is currently the ninth-largest solar city in San Diego County. As of now, has 5.3 MW of residential rooftop solar installed across more than 552 systems, according to California Solar Initiative statistics.
One of the major reasons Vista has gone solar is that it is economical: San Diego Gas and Electric has the highest electricity rates in the continental United States. With Vista’s open landscape, high cost of living, and abundant sunshine, energy independence is not only made easier geographically, but is also a big money saver. Sullivan Solar Power, the top installer in the San Diego Gas and Electric service area, is the main provider for their solar needs.
Daniel Sullivan, Founder and President of Sullivan Solar Power, sums up the popularity of solar (and in turn, the popularity of their company) nicely, saying, “There is a reason San Diego is the solar capital of the nation. Going solar is cheaper than the utility and our location is optimal for power reduction. Residents have the opportunity to see substantial savings by becoming their own energy producers.”
Sullivan Solar Power will be holding a seminar for north county residents, going over solar technology, rebates and incentives, and local case studies. It will be held on Saturday, June 21, 11am-12pm at the Jim Porter Recreation Center in Vista, San Diego.
For more information on Sullivan Solar Power, visit their website.