Solar is keeping California’s lights on as hydro dries up

Grist: We told you recently that wind turbines kept the heaters working in Texas during a cold snap that shut down several natural-gas power plants. And now we have similar superhero news from that other great renewable energy source - the sun. The San Jose Mercury News reports that solar energy is helping to meet California`s power needs amid a drought that has caused hydroelectric supplies to shrivel: Despite last week`s showers, the lack of rain in California this winter is having a dire impact......

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