California solar industry ready to ramp up following shutdown of Southern California Edison nuclear plant

On June 7th, 2013 Southern California Edison (SCE, Rosemead, California, US) announced that it will permanently close the troubled San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) in Southern California. Units 2 and 3 of the plant have been out of service since January 31st, 2012, following the discovery of a leak inside a steam generator. Following news of the shutdown, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA, Washington, DC, US) issued statement declaring the solar industry ready to ramp up efforts in California to ensure adequate electricity generation capacity.


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