California sets the bar higher by going 100% renewable for the first time ever

Dan Shugar's blog on California solar and Nextracker

Exciting moment for solar and power in California. Keep in mind an additional 4.3 GW of PV, and 4 GW of storage are expected online in the new few years. Also, nice photo of Nextracker Inc. Horizon system.


“At about 2:45 PM on Saturday, CAISO reported that 12,391 MW of the 18,000 MW demand was supplied by solar PV. The remainder was picked up by generation from wind, geothermal, and other sources. After fifteen minutes of peak solar irradiance, the supply dipped down to about 97% renewable energy. The peak renewable production broke a previous record of 96.4%.”