California produces 232 GWh renewable power on July 2

First Solar-powered PV park in California. Author: U.S. Department of the Interior.

July 3 (Renewables Now) - Renewable power generation in California, excluding large hydro, rose to 232,314 MWh on July 2 from 219,477 MWh in the previous day, thanks to a 20.4% increase in wind farm output.

According to data by the California Independent System Operator Corp (ISO), wind parks in the US state produced 75,957 MWh.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) farms generated a total of 102,651 MWh, roughly the same as on July 1. In addition, solar thermal power plants generated 6,201 MWh.

California also produced a total of 23,334 MWh of geothermal power.

Under the California Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) plan investor-owned utilities, electric service providers and community choice aggregators in the state have to reach a 33% renewable energy share in total procurement by 2020.

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