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April 02, 2003

Solar Power Installations Continue Apace in California

California continues to maintain a rapid pace for solar power installations, judging by recent announcements from Shell Solar and PowerLight Corporation. In March, the two companies announced a total of nearly 800 kilowatts of new solar energy installations.

PowerLight Corporation dedicated two solar electric systems in Vallejo: a 108-kilowatt system on Vallejo City Hall and a 224-kilowatt system on the John F. Kennedy Public Library. The company also dedicated a 231-kilowatt system in Fresno, installed on the roof of OK Produce's distribution facility.

The Shell Solar announcements include a 150-kilowatt system at Salina Valley Memorial Hospital in Monterey County, a 73-kilowatt system in Los Angeles, and a 1.76-kilowatt system that will help monitor the California Condor at the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge in Southern California.