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San Diego leads solar race

|5 April 2017|

USA

San Diego has replaced Los Angeles as America’s capital of solar energy, a new report has revealed.

The Californian city had more installed solar than any other US city in 2016, the report from the Environment America Research and Policy Center said.

“San Diego is setting the standard for other cities across the country when it comes to protecting our environment and creating a cleaner future,” said San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. “This new ranking is a testament to the many San Diego residents and businesses harnessing our natural resources as we march toward our goal of using 100% renewable energy throughout the city.”

Solar was the premier source of new additional energy installed last year, with the top 20 cities in terms of production generating more than the entire country did in 2010.

“By using solar power in cities across the country, we can reduce pollution and improve public health for everyday Americans,” said Bret Fanshaw with Environment America Research and Policy Center, report co-author. “To realize these benefits, city leaders should continue to embrace a big vision for solar on rooftops throughout their communities.”

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