Are solar panels a good investment? New Berkeley study offers an answer – The Mercury News

Alternatives employee Tony Chang installs no-cost solar panels on the rooftop of a low-income household on October 19, 2023 in Pomona, California. GRID Alternatives has installed no-cost solar for over 29,000 low-income households located in underserved communities. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Solar power panels have long seemed an appealing option in California, a state

Too much solar? How California found itself with an unexpected energy challenge – NBC News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — It’s a common sight across the state: rows of suburban homes topped with solar panels. But as California works toward its ambitious clean energy vision, an almost counterintuitive challenge has emerged: The state is, at times, generating more solar energy than it can handle. It’s to the point where loads of clean

Cloud-brightening experiment halted on San Francisco Bay part of push for solar geoengineering solutions to climate change – CBS San Francisco

A climate experiment involving spraying sea salt particles at the edge of San Francisco Bay to test the viability of future cloud-brightening was recently halted after a pushback by Alameda city officials. However, such research is getting funded and continued elsewhere as communities urgently seek solutions to climate change. The average summer temperature in California