California leads U.S. in solar-related jobs

California ranks first in the United States with 43,700 solar energy-related jobs, or nearly 37 percent of the national total, according to a new report by the Solar Foundation, a nonprofit solar research and education organization.

California’s total far outdistanced Arizona, No. 2 with 9,800 solar jobs.

California Sets Wind Power Records During High-Wind Event

More wind power than ever has powered the state in the last few days, according to the California Independent System Operator (CaISO), which runs the electrical power grid covering most of the state. On Sunday, wind power production reached an all-time peak of 4,196 megawatts — nearly twice the output of the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant.