28 Apr '16, 11am

Californian utility-scale solar surpasses wind for first time in 2015

Californian utility-scale solar surpasses wind for first time in 2015

CAISO reported that over the past five years, utility-scale solar generation in California increased from 1,000GWh to 15,592GWh, accounting for 6.7% of the system total in comparison to wind at 5.3%. Source: group-stl.com Energy from grid-connected, utility-scale solar plants surpassed wind for the first time in California during 2015, according to global environmental and industrial analysis firm Vaisala. The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) stated in its records that over the past five years, grid-connected, utility-scale solar generation in the state increased fifteen-fold: increasing from 1,000GWh in 2011 to 15,592GWh in 2015, accounting for 6.7% of the system total in comparison to wind at 5.3%. Despite getting caught in the cross-fire of the controversial net-metering debate across the US, California champions large-scale solar growth in recent years an...

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