California Leads in Solar Power Development

More evidence of California’s lead in Green Tech investment.

The Sacramento Bee article Gov. Jerry Brown’s solar power campaign  (Mar. 24, 2012, by David Siders), describes some of the challenges facing California’s solar power industry.

“It’s not for the faint of heart. Scientific and technological progress moves by trial and error.” –Jerry Brown, speaking about the solar industry

  • “California has more utility-scale utility projects operating, under construction or in development than the next four states combined.”
  • Renewable electricity sources currently supply about 10,000 megawatts—16% of the state’s total power supply
  • In 2010 and 2011, permits were approved for renewable energy projects to supply about 16,000 more megawatts

(Read the article)

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