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Solar Energy Usage Shattering Records in California

posted Mar 22, 2014, 12:52 PM by Frederick Schuchardt   [ updated Mar 22, 2014, 12:52 PM ]

Solar Energy Usage Shattering Records in California as New Capacity Comes On-Line

Posted: 22 Mar 2014 07:00 AM PDT

California is setting records for solar energy usage so fast that the state’s grid operator has had to change its protocol for announcing them. The instantaneous use of solar by the California Independent System Operator (the ISO) reached a record peak of 4,143 megawatts at 2:28 p.m. on March 16.

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