published on June 29, 2016 - 10:12 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

According to a new report, Fresno has emerged as the state’s top region for industrial solar power.

Fresno is No. 1 in the state for industrial solar power, with 11,132 kW installed, which is larger than the amount of installed industrial solar power in the San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara and Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim regions combined.

The ranking comes from Next 10, an independent, nonpartisan organization founded by Golden State businessman and philanthropist F. Noel Perry.

Next 10’s California Green Innovation Index, released today, highlights how the San Joaquin Valley and Inland Empire are driving California’s explosive solar growth, which has increased 1,378 percent between 2009 and 2014 overall.

Widespread embrace of clean technology is one reason the eighth edition of the Next 10’s Index, which ranks 26 metro areas across a range of indicators, finds the state growing in its role as a clean energy leader.

Look for more highlights from the report in next week’s paper.

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