Solar energy may help California overcome drought

Drought causes shortfall in hydroelectricity production throughout the state California is currently suffering from one of the worst droughts it has experienced in recent history. The state has long been susceptible to droughts of varying intensity, but this recent drought is beginning to threaten California’s hydroelectricity capabilities. Hydropower accounts for a significant portion of the state’s energy supply, but as water supplies evaporate the state’s ability to generate electrical power through its various hydropower systems is beginning to fall apart. Fortunately, California may have enough solar energy capacity to close…

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Hydropower may be at risk in California

Climate change

Study suggests climate change may have a serious impact on hydropower systems California’s hydropower network may be susceptible to the effects of climate change, according to a report from the University of California, Riverside. Climate change is suspected to be behind the emergence of the weather conditions that are responsible for the severe drought that is taking place in some parts of the U.S. The drought has put restraints on how water can be used in the affected states. If such conditions were to come to California, the state’s ability…

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