California\u2019s plan to install 3,000 MW of rooftop solar power over 10 years has, so far, resulted in 340 MW. The California Public Utilities Commission--in charge of the California Solar Initiative--reported data July 14. Regulators expect about 50 more MW of solar installations by the end of this year. The solar initiative partially subsidizes installations in an effort to reduce the overall cost of solar panels, as well as take stress off the transmission grid by putting power sources where they are consumed so electricity doesn\u2019t need to be transported. Not everyone is happy with the news. \u201cThe Utility Reform Network\u2019s preliminary analysis shows a disturbing pattern of benefits disproportionately going to wealthy white homeowners,\u201d stated Mindy Spatt, TURN spokesperson. The consumer group urged more benefits to be spread to lower-income customers. There were about 3,000 installations completed between April and June this year, according to the commission. However, it noted there are more \u201cdropouts\u201d by applicants recently. The commission report attributed this to the inability of applicants last year to meet a required 12-month milestone. In addition, the federal tax credit that may be applied to installations for large projects is set to expire at the end of the year. According to state documents, the program budget for the CPUC solar program is $2.167 billion--with a goal of 1,940 MW. For the California Energy Commission, it\u2019s $400 million--with a goal of 360 MW. For publicly-owned utilities, ratepayers are set for $784 million until 2016--with a goal of 700 MW.