Due to a dramatic increase in solar installations throughout the central valley near Fresno, PG&E is halting development plans for a new high voltage line. The new line was planned many years ago based on projected growth in the area and the need for more reliable power. What those projections missed was how quickly solar energy would become financially competitive with traditional energy resources.
According the Fresno Bee, there are currently 59.65 MW of solar installations throughout the Fresno area supplying enough energy to power around 20,000 homes. That number is estimated to rise to over 261 MW in just the next 5 years. Spectrum Energy is proud to be part of this growth having installed over 2 MW of solar in the area.