California Approves Largest Solar Program in U.S. History

California has just passed what is being applauded as the largest solar power initiative in U.S. history. Approved Thursday in a 3-1 vote by the state’s utility commission, the bill will allot a total of $3.2 billion in rebates over 11 years for rooftop solar installations on homes, business, farms, and government buildings. The plan, based largely on the Million Solar Roofs bill that died in the California legislature in 2005, is designed to produce 3,000 megawatts of solar power, enough for 2.2 million homes. Because of the sheer size of the program, it is expected to have large impacts throughout the solar industry. :: San Diego Union Tribune