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Richmond Ranked as One of Top Three Solar Cities

The NorCal Solar Energy Association announced that the City of Richmond has received a high ranking for new solar installations in the upcoming 2008 Bay Area Solar Installations (BASI) report.  In fact, the City of Richmond has been ranked as one of the top three cities in the category for Watts per Capita installed.  

Richmond has been invited to the City Solar Award and Networking event to be held on July 15, 2009 as part of the Intersolar Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  This event will feature the latest Bay Area solar installations data and well-known industry leaders and experts will discuss newly emerging trends.

The 2008 City Solar Awards (CSA) are based on the upcoming Bay Area Solar Installations report, which describes the amount of solar Photovoltaic (PV) installed in 165 communities and ten counties as of 12/31/08. The analysis is based on solar incentive data from the California Public Energy Commission, PG&E and the City of Palo Alto Utilities.

The CSAs recognize cities and counties for their significant progress and awards are intended to raise public awareness and to develop a spirit of friendly competition from one community to the next. Specifically, NorCal Solar applauds your City’s initiatives to remove barriers and promote solar and other renewable energy technology solutions. Therefore, we are hoping that two representatives from the City of Richmond will be able to join us at next week’s City Solar Award and Networking event where your city will be officially acknowledged for this significant progress.

Also, see Senator Barbara Boxer’s visit to Richmond to tout solar at http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/politics&id=6892542.