For the first time ever, on April 21st, 2018, New England’s combined 2,400 megawatt solar fleet produced so much power that the grid experienced a LOW peak in the middle of the day (this typically occurs in the middle of the night).
This historic event repudiates the naysayers who say solar can’t power a modern-day economy.
Distributed solar generation is the future, and this event illustrates the undeniable fact that we are on our way to building out a solar-powered grid of the future.
Study after study confirms that solar power has uniquely powerful benefits to the grid. Solar provides the most valuable kind of electricity – power during daytime hours – and it is incredibly reliable, with the least amount of environmental impact of any form of electricity generation that exists.
Click through the link below to see a great NPR story on this clean energy milestone!!
Source: Green Events
Historic First: New England Solar Output Produces Daytime LOW Utility Demand