BC will double its solar capacity this year. This sounds impressive, until you compare our numbers with those of the leading solar areas. We will have more than 4 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity. Germany, which does not possess any more solar capacity than we do, has more than 39,000 MW. This achievement was made possible because of government policies and incentives which British Columbians do not have. However there is a way that BC’s cities can foster rapid solar deployment.