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Large-scale solar meets record 49.95 percent of demand in California
by John Weaver
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6 March 2018
On 6 March 2018 pv magazine USA reported:
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has announced that on Sunday, March 4 at 12.58 PM local time the state's grid hit an all-time 'peak percentage of demand served by solar of 49.95 percent.' The previous record was 47.2 percent, set in May 2017. In a tweet the following day Joe Deely pointed out that CAISO also broke 10 GW of utility scale solar power production for the first time.
Global Good News service views this news as a sign of rising positivity in the field of science, documenting the growth of life-supporting, evolutionary trends.
Also yesterday, at 10.20 AM -- according to a rough analysis by Carter Lavin -- if we were to have included the 5,000MW of production coming from smaller rooftop project, roughly two-thirds of California's electricity was coming from solar power for a moment.
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