Last Friday June 7th was an even sunnier day than usual across the state of California. That’s because solar electric systems provided 5% of the power consumed in California! This is an all time high, with more than double the solar power generated since last September.
This news comes at a particularly opportune time as the San Onofre nuclear power plant, once Southern California’s largest electric generating station, is shutting down due to safety concerns. The amount of solar power generated last Friday was just about on par with the megawatt output of the soon to be decommissioned power plant.
At Solar Forward, we think last Friday is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty more rooftops across California waiting to absorb the power of the sun and make California’s the cleanest grid in the nation.