California Sets Solar Power Records In Back-To-Back Days

Renewable energy in the form of solar panels has set records in the state of California in recent days.

The California Independent System Operator, the organization responsible for overseeing and distributing energy derived from solar power through the use of solar panels, reported that 49.95 percent of all electricity demand was served by nothing but solar panels on Sunday, March 4, 2018. California Independent System Operator's computer indicated the record was set at 12:58 p.m. Pacific Time.

47.2 percent of statewide demand was served by the same devices ten months ago, on May 14, 2017, the previous record.

Senior public information officer of the California Independent System Operator, Anne Gonzales, reported that "The record is a result of a cool, sunny day," in an email to news source Green Tech Media.

This Past Weekend Must Have Been Statewide Record-Setting Day

In the name of green energy for all, CAISO - the acronym for the mouthful that is the California Independent System Operator - reached a new peak solar production output at 10:18 a.m. Pacific Time of a whopping 10,411 megawatts. This remarkable amount of green energy was a result of solar panels all around the state of California.

June 17, 2017 marked the date of the previous record of total solar production in one day's time at 9,913 megawatts.

The former, more recent record was set on March 5, 2018, just one day after CAISO and its expensive network of solar panels, combined with necessary infrastructure to divert such electricity to residents' homes around the entirety of the Golden State.

Here's Why California And CAISO Has Done So Well In Recent Days

California legislative bodies set an attainable goal of hoping that, of all energy within one year, starting January 1, 2020, and ending December 31 of the same year, 33 percent would be derived solely from renewable energy sources. While hydroelectric, biogas, biomass, wind, and geothermal are the five other main sources of renewable energy in the Golden State, solar power makes up the overwhelming majority of the group in terms of daily production.

Just three utilities in the state of California are responsible for providing renewable energy to the many millions of residents across its diverse, open-minded landscape.

Those three utility coalitions are all owned by private investors. Many investors pour their money into harmful forms of energy, like those derived from petrochemicals; thank goodness for these goal-oriented investors bearing the brunt of renewable energy.