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Name California
Governor Jerry Brown
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Median Household Income $67,458.00
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California is a state in the United States.

Energy Production by Technology in California

Fuel Source Value Units
Solar Power 611,763 MWh
Wind Power 5,764,637 MWh
Geothermal Power 13,022,836 MWh
Biomass Power 6,062,630 MWh
Total Energy Production from Non-Hydro Renewables 25,461,867 MWh
Hydro Power 27,707,085 MWh
HPS Power 144,453 MWh
Total Energy Production from Renewables 53,168,952 MWh
Coal Power 1,948,279 MWh
Gas Power 115,749,546 MWh
Petroleum Power 1,638,019 MWh
Nuclear Power 31,734,676 MWh
Other 440,323 MWh
Total Energy Production 204,824,249 MWh
Percent of Total Power from Non-Hydro Renewables 12.43  %
Percent of Total Power from Renewables 25.96  %
Source: 2009 EIA Data (Download)


Renewable Energy Technical Potential in California

Technology Generation Estimate Nameplate Capacity Area, Mass or Count
Urban Utility-scale PV 246,008 GWh
246,008,000,000 kWh
246,008,000,000,000 Wh
246,008,000 MWh
8.856288e+17 J
111 GW
111,000 MW
111,000,000 kW
111,000,000,000 W
111,000,000,000,000 mW
0.111 TW
2,320 km2
2,320,000,000 m²
895.52 mi²
24,972,248,000 ft²
2,774,720,000 yd²
573,283.6 acres
Rural Utility-scale PV 8,855,917 GWh
8,855,917,000,000 kWh
8.855917e+15 Wh
8,855,917,000 MWh
3.18813e+19 J
4,010 GW
4,010,000 MW
4,010,000,000 kW
4,010,000,000,000 W
4.01e+15 mW
4.01 TW
83,549 km2
83,549,000,000 m²
32,249.914 mi²
899,313,081,100 ft²
99,924,604,000 yd²
20,645,375.645 acres
Rooftop PV 106,411 GWh
106,411,000,000 kWh
106,411,000,000,000 Wh
106,411,000 MWh
3.830796e+17 J
75 GW
75,000 MW
75,000,000 kW
75,000,000,000 W
75,000,000,000,000 mW
0.075 TW
N/A
CSP 8,490,916 GWh
8,490,916,000,000 kWh
8.490916e+15 Wh
8,490,916,000 MWh
3.05673e+19 J
2,725 GW
2,725,000 MW
2,725,000,000 kW
2,725,000,000,000 W
2.725e+15 mW
2.725 TW
82,859 km2
82,859,000,000 m²
31,983.574 mi²
891,885,990,100 ft²
99,099,364,000 yd²
20,474,873.195 acres
Onshore Wind 89,862 GWh
89,862,000,000 kWh
89,862,000,000,000 Wh
89,862,000 MWh
3.235032e+17 J
34 GW
34,000 MW
34,000,000 kW
34,000,000,000 W
34,000,000,000,000 mW
0.034 TW
6,822 km2
6,822,000,000 m²
2,633.292 mi²
73,431,325,800 ft²
8,159,112,000 yd²
1,685,750.31 acres
Offshore Wind 2,662,579 GWh
2,662,579,000,000 kWh
2.662579e+15 Wh
2,662,579,000 MWh
9.585284e+18 J
654 GW
654,000 MW
654,000,000 kW
654,000,000,000 W
654,000,000,000,000 mW
0.654 TW
130,966 km2
130,966,000,000 m²
50,552.876 mi²
1,409,704,927,400 ft²
156,635,336,000 yd²
32,362,353.43 acres
Biopower-Solid 12,408 GWh
12,408,000,000 kWh
12,408,000,000,000 Wh
12,408,000 MWh
4.46688e+16 J
1 GW
1,000 MW
1,000,000 kW
1,000,000,000 W
1,000,000,000,000 mW
0.001 TW
11,280,245 BDT
11,280,245,000 kg
11,280,245,000,000 g
11,280,245 tonnes
24,872,940,225 lbs
1,776,638,587.5 stones
Biopower-Gaseous 15,510 GWh
15,510,000,000 kWh
15,510,000,000,000 Wh
15,510,000 MWh
5.5836e+16 J
1 GW
1,000 MW
1,000,000 kW
1,000,000,000 W
1,000,000,000,000 mW
0.001 TW
3,300,211 Tonnes
3,300,211,000 kg
3,300,211,000,000 g
7,276,965,255 lbs
519,783,232.5 stones
116,398,441,970 ounces
Geothermal Hydrothermal 130,921 GWh
130,921,000,000 kWh
130,921,000,000,000 Wh
130,921,000 MWh
4.713156e+17 J
16 GW
16,000 MW
16,000,000 kW
16,000,000,000 W
16,000,000,000,000 mW
0.016 TW
N/A
EGS Geothermal 1,344,179 GWh
1,344,179,000,000 kWh
1.344179e+15 Wh
1,344,179,000 MWh
4.839044e+18 J
170 GW
170,000 MW
170,000,000 kW
170,000,000,000 W
170,000,000,000,000 mW
0.17 TW
N/A
Hydropower 30,023 GWh
30,023,000,000 kWh
30,023,000,000,000 Wh
30,023,000 MWh
1.080828e+17 J
6 GW
6,000 MW
6,000,000 kW
6,000,000,000 W
6,000,000,000,000 mW
0.006 TW
9,692 Sites
See Nationwide Statistics Source: 2012 National Renewable Energy Laboratory Data (Download)


Energy Maps featuring California

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159 Energy Incentives (Active)
101 Utility Companies
1251 Energy Organizations
12 Smart Grid Projects






To date, California has received $226,093,000 from the Department of Energy's State Energy Program.[1]


References

  1. 2009 Recovery Act and the State Energy Program