As of the end of August, new U.S. utility-scale solar capacity for 2013 stood at 1,774 megawatts – already surpassing the 1,476 megawatts installed in all of 2012.
The renewable pipeline called the Sunrise Powerlink is beginning to fill up with solar in California’s Imperial County.
EDF Renewable Energy says the 110-megawatt Catalina Solar plant is fully operational, feeding energy to San Diego Gas & Electric customers.
Pattern Energy says the Ocotillo wind farm in the Imperial Valley will begin sending green energy to San Diego through the big Sunrise Powerlink this week.
San Diego’s zoo gets a super-smart solar-to-EV charging system, able to operate independent of the grid, store power, send excess power to the grid or use grid power.
Greentech Media reports on how San Diego Gas & Electric made use of smart grid technologies to track outages during storms and to better organize planned outages.
How many households will a wind or solar project power? It depends on how you do the calculation.