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California Solar Power Hitting Records

Solar power generation is rising in California, breaking records twice in the past week, the Sacramento Business Journal reports.  

On Friday, the state hit an all-time high output of 2,071 megawatts of electrical generation 12:59 p.m. That record was broken again at 12:53 p.m. on Monday, when output reached 2,104 megawatts.

It was just last September that California for the first time peaked at 1,000 megawatts.

“One reason is that we are adding more solar facilities to the grid,” said Steven Greenlee, spokesman with the California Independent System Operator in Folsom.

“The other thing is that we have had good sun,” he said.

Solar panels work most efficiently when conditions are clear, which means no clouds, hazy air, dirty air or even high humidity, which can block some of the sun’s rays.

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