California Solar

Californian’s support for solar-generated energy has made it one of the world leaders in this form of clean energy.  If rated alone, it would be the 6th largest solar-generating country in the world; and despite recent and rapid growth in many other states, California still is home to over one-third the installations and one-quarter the annual capacity additions in the United States.

Yet like all success stories, this expansion gives rise to a range of challenges to sustain growth and manage impacts.

Following these developments is a challenge as no one website or publication focuses on the full range of policy, research, data, corporate and workforce issues that characterize the dynamic California solar industry.  The whole is lost in a sea of parts.  CaliforniaSolar is developed as a one-stop site for news, policy developments, analysis, research and data on this fast moving industry.

California News

California speeds up energy transition to face immediate energy crisis and long-term climate goals

California’s government has issued a roadmap for the US state to achieve its long-term goal of 100% clean energy, while[...Read More...]

Studies and Research

Net Zero by 2050 (International Energy Agency)

The number of countries announcing pledges to achieve net-zero emissions over the coming decades continues to grow. But the pledges[...Read More...]


A Simple Solution for NEM 3.0 ?

Well, admittedly nothing is simple when it comes to the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) rule-making process and energy politics[...Read More...]

Information Resources


The sources and links in the following provide capacity and generation data related to the California solar industry, as well[...Read More...]

Does PV make sense for you ?

Financing Rooftop Solar for Non-Profits

California Solar has worked to encourage and evaluate solar PV options for non-profit organizations, primarily houses of worship. Many of[...Read More...]

California News: Installations

California Nimbys Threaten Biden’s Clean Energy Goals

Ranchers, farmers and environmentalists are coming together to oppose what would be the largest solar plant built in the San[...Read More...]