San Diego Sees 54% Rise in Solar Power Installations

The city of San Diego issued permits for more than 2,200 solar energy systems last year, compared to just over 1,200 the year before, the mayor’s office reported Wednesday.

City officials credited lower costs, technological innovations and streamlined solar permit processing services for the 54 percent jump.

Increasing the use of solar and other renewable resources is a key element of the city’s plan to address the effects of climate change.

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