California has just set a record for solar power generation, shining new light on the role renewables can play in the state’s clean energy future. Late last Friday, grid operator California ISO (Cal-ISO) announced the state set an all-time solar record just before 1:00 pm when it registered 2,071 megawatts (MW) worth of solar electricity system-wide.
California’s new solar capacity project almost doubled last year, a better-than-expected performance as the state aims to reach 3,000 megwatts from solar panels by 2017. California added 156 megawatts in 2008, compared with 81 in 2007, despite the growing global recession. Energy officials expect to add 150-plus megawatts this year. The state announced a far-reaching, [...]
July 6, 2009 | Posted in Solar
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