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California has too much solar power. That might be good for ratepayers

Published: 
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 3:35pm

California set two renewable energy records last week: the most solar power ever flowing on the state’s main electric grid, and the most solar power ever taken offline because it wasn’t needed.

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California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

Published: 
Wed, 06/28/2017 (All day)

On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power.

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Oregon Finds Switching From Coal to Renewable Energy Is a Bargain

Published: 
Mon, 12/05/2016 (All day)

Oregon may have a reputation for rainy weather, but the outlook for the renewable energy there is definitely sunny.

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Solar Power’s Promise Infuses a New Film

Published: 
Fri, 04/08/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

Filmmaker Shalini Kantayya set out to show that climate change isn’t all gloom and doom. The result, Catching the Sun, ably makes that case but may still leave you inspired and infuriated in equal parts.

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State solar users would lose savings if proposal is OKd; SolarCity describes 'catastrophic' future

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

Tired of growing electricity bills, Miguel Espinoza decided to turn to the sun, rather than the grid, for power.

The Inglewood resident signed in March with solar leasing giant SolarCity to fix his electric bills at $130 a month — down from the $250 to $300 he had been paying.