Berkeley Positively Sizzles In The Solar Power League

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Courtesy of Cooler Planet (via CurbedSF) I give you this extremely cool heat map (if that’s not a screaming oxymoron) which shows the current location of solar panel installations in the Bay Area.

Blazing a trail and displaying its green credentials for all to see is Berkeley — it’s literally red-hot compared to areas such as Livermore or Antioch. For home owners and buyers the relevant good-to know information is that the city now foots the up-front costs of solar installation.

The original Cooler Planet maps allow you to play around at state and area levels over the past decade and it’s fascinating to see the rate of progress that has been made in the past few years.