Californian solar output met 59% of demand at one point on Saturday

California continues to break new ground in terms of integrating solar, and sometimes the records come when least expected. Data from the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) showed, on Saturday solar output peaked at 10,765 megawatts, at around 2.45pm local time.

According to several sources, that was the highest level since California set its record of 10.74 GW in June – despite Saturday’s achievement arriving ahead of tomorrow’s spring equinox.

More importantly, California is wringing greater flexibility out of its imports, meaning more renewables with less curtailment.

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