California Grid Sets Record with 80% Renewable Power

May 23, 2017

The 464 kilowatt Park Villas project near San Diego is the largest Multifamily Affordable Solar Housing project in California. It will generate 775,000 KW hours of electricity annually, enough to power the housing units and property common areas.

The Golden State has soaked up enough rays to generate 67.2 per cent of its energy from renewable sources last month, smashing previous records. When combining California’s largest grid with hydropower facilities, renewable rose even further to 80.7 per cent of total energy generation on May 13th. Thanks to ample sunshine, full reservoirs and more solar facilities, the California Independent System Operator (CISO), the largest grid in the state, beat previous records.

California also set a new record on 16 May for wind power, producing 4,985 megawatts on one day.  “It’s going to be a dynamic year for records,” CISO spokesperson Steven Greenlee told SF Gate. “The solar records in particular are falling like dominoes.”

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