On April 12, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a new renewables portfolio standard (RPS) that set a goal of 33% power from renewables by 2020.
This move has paved the way for developers to construct wind and solar project like never before. More megawatts of renewables are currently under construction in California than have been constructed in the past decade.
Some of these projects have included the 1,000 MW concentrated solar Blythe Solar Power Project, in Riverside County, currently being developed by Solar Millennium and Chevron Energy Solutions and a multi-member thermal plant, CPV Sentinel designed to ramp up to peak load when the wind isn’t blowing and the sun isn’t shining.
This Huffington Post Business/AOL video shows California, a state that has long been seen as a leader in California, racing towards its 2020 goal.