Sunny San Diego Leads the Nation in Solar

San Diego is a shining example of a city invested in clean energy, clean air and local green jobs.

San Diego is a shining example of a city invested in clean energy, clean air and local green jobs. It is a city invested in building a bright future for all of its residents. And while it has always been recognized for its advancements in solar technology and its position to shape the future of renewable energy, America’s finest city has officially jumped to the No. 1 spot in America for total solar installations.

According to a report released by the Environment California Research and Policy Center, San Diego surpassed Los Angeles to officially take the lead in total solar capacity—setting a clean energy standard for other cities across the nation. 

Safely and reliably connecting private solar

At SDG&E, we make it our mission to improve the lives of customers by building the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy company in America. To date, we have connected nearly 110,000 private rooftop solar systems to our power grid. And, if you don’t have solar on your rooftop you’re still getting clean energy – we delivered more than 43 percent of energy from renewable sources to our customers in 2016.

If you’re considering adding solar to your private rooftop be sure to visit to learn more about our Fast Track process and innovations like the Renewable Meter Adapter that make it faster, safer and more affordable to install solar.

You’re Invited: Energizing the next generation

What better way to commemorate this incredible milestone than to celebrate at San Diego Solar Day career expo where community members, students, thinkers and doers will gather to teach, learn, interact and boost their shared vision of creating a clean energy future.

When: Saturday, April 15, 12–4 p.m.

Where: The McMahan House, California State University San Marcos—333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096

What: Get up close to real solar technology, learn about innovative careers at SDG&E, mingle with solar experts and participate in solar science activities.

Click here to learn more about our advancements in our clean energy future.