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1993: California Utility Begins Operating Grid-Supported Solar Electricity System

Pacific Gas and Electric begins operating the first grid-supported PV solar electricity generation system in Kerman, California. The system produces 500 kilowats of power. This “distributed system” allows for greater system reliability and peak-shaving capability. [US Department of Energy, 2002 pdf file]

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Timeline Tags: US Solar Industry

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