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

March 22, 2014 by Herman Trabish
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Solar and California

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.[read more]

Which Country Has More Solar Energy Capacity than the Rest of the World Combined?

February 26, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson
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Solar Energy Expansion in China

In 2013 China installed a record 12GW of solar power capacity, considerably more than Germany ever has in one year. I read stories about it all over the place. What I didn’t read in any of those stories was that in the same year China installed about 40 GW of solar water heating capacity.[read more]