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California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative

Original story at Quartz• 87 mentions • 5 months ago

Quartz 5 months ago

 
The extraordinary success of solar power in some pockets of the world that combine sunshine with high investment in the technology mean that governments and energy companies are having radically to rethink the way they manage—and charge for—electricity. California is one such a place. On March 11, it passed a milestone on the route to powering the whole state sustainably. For the first time, more than half the power needs of the entire state came from solar power for a few hours that day, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). The power came from utility-scale solar photovoltaic farms,
 
 
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12 May
Meg @Chuckmeg
RT @kindlingxyz: Progress! California reaches massive renewable energy milestone #climateaction #solar https://t.co/gxYJGY7u0P
02 May
Tom Zeller Jr. @tomzellerjr
California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/VJzT3GuuNa https://t.co/D85x66ce0T
20 Apr
ClearlySo @ClearlySo
California passes milestone on the route to powering the whole state #sustainably via @qz https://t.co/kphn2K5Nlo #solarpower
19 Apr
Small Cap Strategist @SmCapStrategist
RT @IgnacioMls: California sets a new milestone: 50% of power coming from #solar https://t.co/yIbyvUsvJE #impinv #renewables
19 Apr
Terry Collins @IntegralTerry
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19 Apr
Leila Janah 💃🏽🌍 @leila_c
RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/YUr7mowbDM
17 Apr
Future 500 @future500
"Negative" energy prices in California shows how #renewables are re-shaping energy finance: https://t.co/XCYAh5TVoThttps://t.co/omiL61hFgu
14 Apr
Trees Water & People @treeswater
Good news from #California! #SolarEnergy is going strong despite the struggle. #TheFutureIsSoBright... 🕶️☀️ https://t.co/LgJKJ7cWgU
14 Apr
Jason Horner @leenorganics
RT @WindWaterSolar: 'Too cheap to meter!' https://t.co/UlivacokUb
14 Apr
RK Stewart @rksfaia
RT @NRDC: It’s a massive and rapid change: Just 15 years ago, the state produced almost no power from solar at all. https://t.co/4ClSKTfqND
14 Apr
Ethan Nichtern @ethannichtern
Republic of California leads the way, again. https://t.co/8HLdFs4brx
13 Apr
SmartEnergyConcepts @smartenergy4u
RT @NRDC: It’s a massive and rapid change: Just 15 years ago, the state produced almost no power from solar at all. https://t.co/4ClSKTfqND
13 Apr
NRDC @NRDC
It’s a massive and rapid change: Just 15 years ago, the state produced almost no power from solar at all. https://t.co/4ClSKTfqND via @qz
13 Apr
ACORE @ACORE
#California hits BIG milestone! For the first time, over half the #power needs of the entire state came from #solar! https://t.co/eXJcfMI0IS
13 Apr
Jos Olivier @JosOlivier
RT @DeSmogBlog: Just 15 years ago, the state produced almost no power from #solar at all. https://t.co/l2z15WSGB6
13 Apr
DeSmogBlog @DeSmogBlog
Just 15 years ago, the state produced almost no power from #solar at all. https://t.co/l2z15WSGB6
12 Apr
George Serafeim @GeorgeSerafeim
California is getting so much power from #solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/jOb9bXKV1x #renewables
12 Apr
John Elkington @volansjohn
RT @YaleE360: California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/58wSlgNlYU via @qz h…
12 Apr
Yale Environment 360 @YaleE360
California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/58wSlgNlYUhttps://t.co/FoJ4ulok2I
12 Apr
SydneyPadua @sydneypadua
RT @ClimateCentral: California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/qYVqCqB2dO via…
12 Apr
Climate Central @ClimateCentral
California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/qYVqCqB2dOhttps://t.co/MtlVoB3VkA
12 Apr
EDF @EnvDefenseFund
California’s huge and rapid solar energy growth sends a signal to companies: The market is transforming. https://t.co/t28kladQZJ
12 Apr
Adam Hudson @adamhudson5
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/1OV2gNcDGs
11 Apr
NRDC Action Fund @NRDC_AF
The #CleanEnergy future looks bright. https://t.co/OevkjsvFn6
11 Apr
Occupy Sandy @OccupySandy
California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/LTrdZnxv5B
11 Apr
Tyrone Taborn @WOCTechnology
California produced so much power from solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative. https://t.co/XUiCpjgtUW
11 Apr
Donna K Crawford @donnakcrawford
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/ZId26H5AcS
11 Apr
bэnnydiэgø ☆ @bennydiego
Leading the way. #Solar #cleanenergy https://t.co/IxQ4pz4v3q
10 Apr
Shaun Dakin @IsCool
California produced so much power from solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/teIRQRaG4d
10 Apr
Michelle 🌹 @groggygirl85
RT @350: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative: https://t.co/BZAvZ1SmZl htt…
10 Apr
Glen Roberts @GTRoberts
RT @350: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative: https://t.co/BZAvZ1SmZl htt…
10 Apr
Chris Caple @chriscaple
RT @350: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative: https://t.co/BZAvZ1SmZl htt…
10 Apr
Martin Ford @MFordFuture
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/jjRY9OlqO0 via @qz
10 Apr
SolarEnergyDirectory @solarenergy_dir
#California produced so much power from #solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/YSR24p8HRv
10 Apr
votesolar @votesolar
RT @CeresNews: Solar power has come a long way in California. https://t.co/GYK55odwXe https://t.co/SWxuofqDMM
10 Apr
Dave Evans @DaveTheFuturist
Good! California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative. https://t.co/a46hB3DXul
10 Apr
Ceres @CeresNews
Solar power has come a long way in California. https://t.co/GYK55odwXe https://t.co/SWxuofqDMM
10 Apr
Bernardo de Aguiar @berntbr
California produced so much power from solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/PDc5woSWjP
10 Apr
All-Energy @AllEnergy
California: So much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/ODgZdYWxLp
10 Apr
Ansgar John @ansgarjohn
RT @went1955: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/j3YIyOPO3j
10 Apr
Marc van der Chijs @chijs
RT @went1955: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/j3YIyOPO3j
10 Apr
Michael @Michael_MBA
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/Oy6MMCKx2f #energy
10 Apr
Peter Black @peterjblack
"California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative" https://t.co/R7IAMFa1Zr
10 Apr
Josh Mogerman @JoshatNRDC
California produced so much power from solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/8tqZtIcKHg
10 Apr
Paul Czarapata @pczarapata
California produced so much power from solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/BRi5IXJHa9
10 Apr
Stephen Gary @kindcutesteve
#CA is getting so much power from #solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative #p2 #GlobalWarming https://t.co/4vspQJDYnQ
09 Apr
Michael F Ozaki MD @brontyman
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/e6W9bSRQdQ via @qz
09 Apr
Jon Ferrara @Jon_Ferrara
California is getting so much power from solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/PtdAT5fWeR
09 Apr
martino/pietropoli @mpietropoli
Più della metà dell'energia consumata dalla California viene dal solare. E a occhio ne consumano parecchia. https://t.co/OBEZvfhlhJ
09 Apr
Thorsten Heller @ThoHeller
#California produced so much power from #solar #energy this spring that #electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/tTQBObUqbm
09 Apr
Pat Tibbs @PatTibbs
RT @DrDinD: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/BdaTlpUDDo v…
09 Apr
David Cox @neurobongo
RT @Noahpinion: Humanity's challenge is no longer producing cheap energy, but storing it: https://t.co/fBRQq5XHSx
09 Apr
Noah Smith @Noahpinion
Humanity's challenge is no longer producing cheap energy, but storing it: https://t.co/fBRQq5XHSx
09 Apr
Robert Went @went1955
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/j3YIyOPO3j
09 Apr
Brad King @thebradking
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/v2vH97kugm via @qz / -ish
09 Apr
Thomas @r201top
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/GeXOxujs9v via @qz
09 Apr
Vivek Girotra @vivekgirotra
California produced so much power from solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/pc5GdD7V5P
09 Apr
Ellen L. Simms @eswillwalker
RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/ep07AV8BBd
09 Apr
Todd Alström @ToddAlstrom
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/HML7ZA5O8B via @qz
09 Apr
Steve Ardire @sardire
RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/ep07AV8BBd
09 Apr
Terrafy.com @terrafyd
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/dIgFHimHIH via @qz
09 Apr
Maxine Cook @maxinecook
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/x8pnpqgS59 via @qz #solar
09 Apr
geographile @geographile
RT @_sorcha: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/vzlxBxEB11
09 Apr
Susanne Koch @susanneanette
RT @perkoch: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/4taRh8tuKs
09 Apr
Benjamin Vergnhes @bhvergnhes
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/q5PdnQ6txW via @qz
09 Apr
The Professor @GuamGuy
California produced so much power from solar energy this spring that wholesale electricity prices turned negative https://t.co/JVudeonkVq
09 Apr
Christine Lu @christinelu
Contrast that to 15 years ago when none of our power came from solar. I 💚 CA. Move here. You're all welcome. https://t.co/7jVOUOKVB4
09 Apr
Per Koch @perkoch
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/4taRh8tuKs
09 Apr
ReachScale @ReachScale
#California is getting so much power from #solar that electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/fzIwT5ryDS v @qz #renewables
08 Apr
Alasdair Allan @aallan
Finally electricity that's "too cheap to meter" ..? https://t.co/q2knLsDRgi HT @guan
08 Apr
Andrea Learned @AndreaLearned
RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/YUr7mowbDM
08 Apr
Maria Rodale @mariarodale
RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/YUr7mowbDM
08 Apr
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RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/YUr7mowbDM
08 Apr
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RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/YUr7mowbDM
08 Apr
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08 Apr
Jerry Woodward @Solar4life
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08 Apr
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08 Apr
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08 Apr
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California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices... https://t.co/TAbnS87xL9 #USRC https://t.co/ZNwlfZRS8B
08 Apr
Environmental New @EnvironmentaNew
California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative - Quartz https://t.co/HdEphX6ey5
08 Apr
NewRetirement @NewRetirement
One of the reasons for optimism in the world - renewables are coming in a big way @qz https://t.co/ir6OWUzZ6A
08 Apr
Mike Elgan @MikeElgan
RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/YUr7mowbDM
08 Apr
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RT @qz: California is getting so much power from solar that wholesale electricity prices are turning negative https://t.co/YUr7mowbDM
08 Apr
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08 Apr
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08 Apr
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