SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego beat larger metro areas including San Francisco and Los Angeles to become the first city in California to reach the solar cap in their utility's region. Solar in San Diego has become a $1 billion a year industry and the city is the first to commit to being completely powered with renewable energy by the year 2035. San Diego's progressive commitment to renewable energy proves that solar energy works, is reliable and is here to stay.
"We've known that San Diegans have been leading the solar revolution for over a decade, but reaching this landmark highlights the dedication our region has to clean and renewable energy," says Daniel Sullivan, president and founder of San Diego-based Sullivan Solar Power which has been installing solar systems in the area since 2004. "Homeowners and businesses are realizing that not only can they save money by going solar, but solar increases property value, decreases our dependence on fossil fuels, improves air quality, lessens our carbon footprint and supports the local economy."
In 2013, California's Assembly Bill 327 established a net metering 'cap' at five percent of peak energy demand in each investor-owned utility's territory, allowing a limited amount of solar power to be connected under the existing set of solar rules and costs. By reaching the solar cap, the San Diego Gas & Electric territory is the first to officially move to the new rules known as net energy metering 2.0 or NEM 2.0.
"Under the new rules, there is no limit to the amount of people who can go solar, but many of the traditional benefits of going solar have changed," said Sullivan. "With energy rates from utilities on the rise, solar continues to be the best solution for reducing and eliminating energy costs provided a customer decides to go solar with a company who can make the new solar rules work for them."
In the right scenario and with a properly designed system, it is still an opportune time to go solar. San Diego has proven the power of solar and, with new changes coming, it's more important than ever for customers to do their research and talk to an energy expert they can trust. To learn more, visit SullivanSolarPower.com or call 1-800-SULLIVAN.
About Sullivan Solar Power
Sullivan Solar Power is a turnkey solar system provider that delivers solar electric projects from concept to completion. The company has installed over 39,000,000 watts of solar power ranging from small-scale residential to large-scale commercial and municipal systems. Sullivan Solar Power was founded by Daniel Sullivan in 2004. Sullivan Solar Power has a longstanding A-plus rating with the Better Business Bureau, with no complaints filed since the business began. The firm has been named one of the fastest growing energy companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine and services all of Southern California. Regardless of project size and scope, Sullivan is committed to delivering the best products and the most qualified professionals to its customers. Visit www.sullivansolarpower.com for more information.
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