1 Million Solar Homes in California

| December 11, 2019

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In 2019, California reached one million solar roofs! Thanks to these one million clean energy systems, California has avoided 22 million tons of CO2, 16,000 tons of smog-forming pollutants, and over 350 billion cubic feet of natural gas to date. California’s one million solar roofs create more than 12 billion kwh of electricity per year – the equivalent of six large natural gas power plants.

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