The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) has released the top ten rankings of U.S. utilities that had the most solar electricity integrated into their energy mix as of the end of 2007. The rankings are based on information provided through a survey of utilities and independent research.
For total solar electric capacity by megawatt, Southern California Edison takes top honors as the most solar-integrated utility, with the most overall solar capacity and solar capacity per customer. On the customer side of the meter, Pacific Gas & Electric took the top honors for both the largest amount of overall solar capacity and the highest number of megawatts per customer.
Also on the customer side of the meter, for public power utilities, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power is the most solar-integrated in overall capacity, while Kauai Island Utility Cooperative has the highest capacity per customer.
California – with its long-standing policies for solar market development – represents the majority of the highest rankings, SEPA says. But utilities in Arizona, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin also make the top ten in many categories.
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