By Stephanie NiedermayerAssociated PressPublished Dec. 17, 2017 12:30:16A call to action by a customer to solar energy exchange companies to repair a damaged power line has led to a wave of repairs that has pushed the price of solar energy for consumers up by more than $10 per megawatt hour.
The solar panel is being repaired by the Hanwha Solar Energy Exchange, which operates out of a solar farm in San Jose, California.
It is one of many solar power projects across the United States that are being repaired after being hit by high winds.
Hanwha said it had already repaired more than a dozen power lines since the storm hit, including one damaged in a residential area in southern California.
The Hanwhas’ biggest project was a massive solar farm off the coast of San Diego that had been built in 2008 and is scheduled to be completed this year.
Its total output of solar panels was about 1.5 gigawatts when it was built.
The company said on Wednesday it had repaired more then 100 lines in California and that more would be repaired later this month.