California sets a new renewable energy record

Renewable Energy Record - Wind and Solar

State derived 67.2% of its electricity from renewable energy sources California has reached a new major milestone in its journey to embrace renewable energy. Last month, the state generated 67.2% of its electrical power from renewable sources, beating its previous energy generation records. When the state’s hydropower capacity is accounted for, this figure reaches 80.7%. California has established itself as a leader in the renewable energy space, beating other states in terms of the adoption and expansion of renewable capacity. Solar power has become very popular in California Notably, solar…

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California solar energy systems set a new power generation record

Large-scale projects help California reach a new energy milestone Utilities in California have managed to break their old solar energy generation record last week. The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the state’s largest energy grid operator, announced that the energy produced by large solar energy systems was enough to power 2 million homes. The Solar Energy Industries Association has praised the milestone, which has further shown that California has established itself as a leading market for solar power. The state’s solar capacity and generation is expected to grow as more…

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Green technology being tested on the Californian electric grid

Solar farms have been installed on a large scale, as have thousands of rooftop installations. In the latest green technology news, the California electric grid is now testing out new renewable energy options that are made up of massive solar farms and other contributing sun-powered panels. At the center of this effort is a nonprofit corporation that is monitoring and managing the power flow. Jim Blatchford is the manager of short term forecasting at the organization, the California Independent System Operator (ISO). That corporation is responsible for making sure that…

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California reaches new solar energy record

State reaches new record with its solar energy production in March The California Independent System Operator has announced that the state has reached a new record in terms of solar energy production. The state has been a longstanding supporter of solar power and has been working to make renewable energy a priority for several years. California is currently considered a leading market for solar power due to the aggressive support it has shown for the solar sector. As the state’s installed solar capacity continues to increase, it will likely continue to…

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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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Solar energy produces thrives even in the winter

Short days do not hamper solar production Winter days are short, but that does not mean they are bad in terms of solar energy. California has established itself as one of the leaders in solar power, but many believe that photovoltaic systems falls short during the winter, when sunlight is not as abundant as it is during other seasons. According to the California Independent System Operator, which manages the state’s energy grid, solar energy has not actually fallen short during the winter. In fact, solar power production has increased. 2,800MW…

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Solar energy continues to boom in Western US

Solar energy gains momentum as NV Energy makes a bold move Solar energy has become a popular subject in Nevada, especially among homeowners that are keen to cut energy costs during the summer months. The state has been making a modest push to support various solar energy projects, even supporting projects from Native tribes that reside within Nevada’s borders. The state’s largest utility, NV Energy, has made a significant, if somewhat unnoticed, step forward in its advocacy of solar power, which may have implications for the whole of the solar…

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Solar energy to account for 100% new energy capacity in California in second half of 2013

Alternative energy news - California solar energy

Solar energy continues to be a strong focus for California Renewable energy has become a top priority in the U.S., with the federal government devoting a significant amount of attention to cleaner forms of power. California is among the leading states in the country that have adopted a strong advocacy for renewable energy. Much of the state’s focus has been centered on solar energy and California has become a leader in the solar energy sector and has remained so for several years. Now, the state’s focus seems to be paying…

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