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Thursday, January 13, 2011
Sun Shines on Solar Power
The new green economy has managed to produce jobs, disputes over cost benefits as well as a number of interesting facts.
With Los Angeles’ 186 sunny days per year, it’s not surprising California ranks as the number one state for solar projects. It appears the catalyst for the large number of solar projects in California can be attributed to the tax breaks and rebates offered to residents and businesses that implement solar projects.
Other states across the country ranging from the south to northeast have joined the solar revolution, but one that stands out for its lack of sunshine and high ranking is New Jersey. Second only to California in the amount of megawatts produced despite its significantly lower rate of sunshine, it appears New Jersey, like California has been successful in solar power production because of state government incentives.