13 Jun '12, 3pm

California Grid Hits Record Solar Generation Peak: Last month Germany set a world record for the most solar en...

Last month Germany set a world record for the most solar energy production of any country. The IWR, Germany's renewable energy organization, issued a release saying that "under a cloudless sky" on May 25, German solar generation reached 22,000 megawatts. That's about half of Germany's peak afternoon load, depending on the time of year. Dr. Norbert Allnoch of the IWR said that there is no other country on earth with solar plants capable of producing over 20,000 megawatts of electricity. Well, California is setting its own records for solar production. Stephanie McCorkle, Director of Communications of the California Independent System Operator , noted that a new record was set on June 8 with 849 megawatts of solar generation on the system. In a conversation with Greentech Media, McCorkle said, "The solar record would continue to be broken as the days get longer" and we move ...

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