California Goes All In for Renewable Energy
California again demonstrates its energy leadership with the signing of Senate Bill 100 by Governor Jerry Brown. SB100 puts California on a path to use 100 percent clean electricity by 2045. The ambitious measure by the world’s fifth largest economy sets the stage for rapid innovation and expansion of the clean energy industry in California, already the largest market for solar in the U.S.
SB 100 also advances the state’s existing Renewables Portfolio Standard, which establishes how much of the electricity system should be powered from renewable energy resources, to 50 percent by 2025 and 60 percent by 2030.
California’s Clean Energy Leadership
Solar provides jobs, economic development and environmental benefits for all Californians. The state’s early leadership in renewable energy has led to the creation of a robust market for product innovation and large-scale development of renewable projects. Nearly 3,000 solar companies in the state employ more than 86,000 people, with nearly 830,000 installations to date, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
CalCom Energy is a proud part of that legacy as a developer of solar farms and energy projects for California agriculture and water districts. This month we celebrated a unique distinction among California solar companies – for the third straight year, we made the list of the Inc 5000, celebrating the fastest growing private companies in America. This year we came in #7 among California energy companies with a 638% growth rate.
We measure our growth not in percentage points but in the savings and sustainability benefits we help our customers achieve. They are the true leaders in energy innovation. By making the smart decision to go solar, our customers are saving money while creating a more resilient and sustainable food and water supply.
In signing SB100 into law, Gov. Brown acknowledged that there is still work to be done: “It’s not going to be easy and it will not be immediate, but it must be done,” Brown said.
We are proud to be part of California’s clean energy leadership – and excited for the new day ahead.