The California Solar Initiative

Solar & Efficiency Special
This article originally appeared in the Solar & Efficiency Special issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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March 20, 2007
For an increasing number of Californians, renewable energy is an obvious choice. Harnessing the earth’s own inexhaustible energy—whether from the sun, wind, biomass, or other renewable sources—can reduce dependence on fossil fuels and provide clean, affordable electricity.  California has made a bold decision to invest in solar energy and move the state toward a cleaner energy future. As part of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Million Solar Roofs program, California has set a goal to create 3,000 megawatts of new, solar-produced electricity by 2017.

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