Schwarzenegger Signs Solar Power Bill
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law a bill that aims to make the state one of the world’s biggest producers of solar energy.
The legislation, which cleared the state Senate last week, calls for the installation of 1 million rooftop solar panels on homes, businesses, farms, schools and public buildings by 2018.
The solar power systems would generate 3,000 megawatts of power and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by 3 million tons, equivalent to taking 1 million cars off the state’s highways and making California the third-biggest solar power producer, after Japan and Germany.