California is paying neighboring states like Arizona to take surplus solar energy to avoid overloading its electrical grid.

The state leads the United States in solar production, and for a brief period on March 11, California pulled nearly 40 percent of its electricity from the sun.

Experts fear that if California doesn’t have a clear policy to manage all the renewables being added to the grid, then they might have to keep paying other states to use the excess power.

A good solution being investigated is to store solar energy for use when the sun isn’t out.

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