California solar power production hits new record

Solar power production hit a new record of 8,030 megawatts on July 12, according to California ISO. This set a new record and is nearly double the amount of solar energy produced in California in mid 2014.

California ISO is a nonprofit public benefit corporation dedicated to the continual development and reliable operation of a modern grid that operates for the benefit of consumers. The organization, in a press release, highlighted the fact that this record demonstrates that California is well on its way to meeting the state’s goal of hitting the 33 percent renewable energy mark by 2020.

California leads all states interconnecting renewable resources with total clean capacity as of this date about 18,718 megawatts – solar resources make up close to 8,600 of those megawatts.

On top of this, it was recently reported that solar energy generation has increased dramatically in California – 1,378 percent in just five years. Further, total residential megawatts (installed capacity) increased 65 percent in 2015, while total megawatts interconnected in the industrial sector almost doubled, and the commercial sector saw a substantial 42 percent increase.

These findings are not surprising to us, as we know that the solar movement is only getting stronger and stronger, especially in California and the Sacramento region.

You can be part of the clean energy/solar movement and save on your energy bill at the same time.

Contact us for a free site visit and solar needs analysis, or simply give us a call with any questions you may have at 916.853.2700.

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