New ranking of the most solar-friendly utilities

Not surprisingly, California-based utilities boast the highest percentage of solar-sourced power integrated into their electricity portfolios, according to a new report released by the Solar Electric Power Association.Southern California Edison and Pacific, Gas & Electric emerged as the utilities with the largest overall solar capacity by megawatts as well as by megawatts available to each customer.

Not surprisingly, California-based utilities boast the highest percentage of solar-sourced power integrated into their electricity portfolios, according to a new report released by the Solar Electric Power Association.

Southern California Edison and Pacific, Gas & Electric emerged as the utilities with the largest overall solar capacity by megawatts as well as by megawatts available to each customer. Los Angeles Department of Water & Power was cited for having the highest percentage of solar per total capacity, while Kauai Island Utility Cooperative in Hawaii has the highest solar capacity per customer.

Aside from California and Hawaii, other states that are climbing up in the rankings in terms of solar usage are Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

The whole report can be downloaded at www.solarelectricpower.org

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