Solar Electricity

The US Energy Information Agency publishes the amount of electricity each state uses and the amount generated by solar. The plot below shows the fraction of electricity that is generated by solar in states of the US where we have QESST members.  California is an interesting case as the amount of eletricity from solar has grown from a few percent to over 20% in less than 5 years. It is remarkable how quickly solar electricity can ramp up production even in a large high-tech market such as California.