Solar Briefly Topped 50% of California Electricity in March, Driving Rates Below Zero (Fortune)

California leads the US in solar power generation. Statistics show the state had briefly, 40% of it’s electrical grid, come from solar power.

In a Friday update, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that for a brief period on March 11th, utility-scale solar accounted for 40% of net grid power produced in California. The EIA says that, combined with residential and commercial rooftop generation, “the total solar share of gross demand probably exceeded 50% during the mid-day hours.”

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parked cars under solar panels
Cars cool off in a department store parking lot under the shade of solar panels in California.

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  • Solar Parking Lot: AFSB

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