Pacific Gas and Electric has announced that it will buy 800 megawatts of power from two Bay Area companies that plan to build huge solar farms in San Louis Obispo. We discuss whether this commitment signals a significant change in the role solar power plays in the nation’s energy mix.

Guests:
Dan Kammen, professor of energy at UC Berkeley
Monique Hanis, spokesperson for the Solar Energy Industries Association
J.P. Ross, president of strategic relationships at Sungevity home solar
Cara Libby, project manager at Electric Power Research Institute

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