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Solar Outshines Wind and Hydro as California’s Top Renewable Source

Solar Outshines Wind and Hydro as California’s Top Renewable Source

Ryan Pollin for Zondits, January 15, 2016. Image credit: Jeremy Levine Utility-scale solar has been growing like a weed in California, and their latest milestones are in the CA Independent System Operator’s 2015 year-end figures. More energy was provided by solar than by wind sources in the state (a first) or by hydroelectricity (also a first).

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The DOE’s Top 10 Facts about Hydropower

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hydropower Department of Energy, April 18, 2013. Image credit: AzDude 10. Hydropower is one of the oldest power sources on the planet, generating power when flowing water spins a wheel or turbine. It was used by farmers as far back as ancient Greece for mechanical tasks like grinding

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