California is the first state in the US to reach 5% solar capacity. That still means it gets the other 95% from other sources, but it is also encouraging and an milestone. It is happening at a critical time as California’s hydroelectric power is being hampered by the persistent drought; which also impacts conventional power plants that require water for cooling and steam generation.

“California Is First State With 5% Of Its Electricity From Solar” – Fortune


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