Monday, June 10, 2013

2,000 Megawatts of Solar Power In California

Solar power set a new all-time high output in California of 2,071 megawatts (MW) at 12:59 p.m. on June 07, 2013. This amount of energy is enough to power more than 2 million homes across California.

This new record is remarkable considering the amount has more than doubled since last September when solar peaked at 1,000 megawatts.

California is the largest producer of solar power in the nation. Today’s peak demand was about 36,000 megawatts and solar power supplied more than five percent of demand for electricity. (California Independent System Operator)

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