Homeowner associations (HOAs) are often the bane of people’s lives, governing community appearance and deciding what improvements people can make to their home exteriors – from garden gnomes to solar panels.
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Since HOAs…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/new-solar-guide-could-tap-3-3gw-potential-of-hoa-communities-rooftop-solar-panel-installation/ he Solar Foundation (TSF), HOA Solar Barriers, home Solar panels, Homeowner associations (HOAs), rooftop solar, Rooftop solar panel installation, US Department of Energy (DOE)
There’s been a lot of talk lately about net metering. What’s so special about net metering, and why all the fuss?
Net metering is a simple concept that’s policy in 43 states. It’s like rollover minutes on a cell phone bill — it lets utility customers who install solar systems feed…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/the-grid-and-net-metering-a-net-positive-lets-utility-customers-who-install-solar-systems-feed-energy-they-generate-into-the-grid/ Benefits of net metering, California Public Utilities Commission, Electricity Grid, Energy and Economy, Finance, investor-owned utilities (IOU), Net Metering, Politics & Legislation, renewables requirements, rooftop solar, Solar Power, The Utility Reform Network (TURN), Utilities
Citing an “eco-conscious population, a growing number of options for going solar, and enticing Federal and state-level incentives”, award-winning solar integrator RevoluSun has released Massacusetts Clean Energy Center data showing that residential solar installations have more than…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/environment/massachusetts-solar-energy-installations-more-than-quadrupled-between-2010-2012-eco-conscious-population-a-growing-number-of-options-for-going-solar/ eco-conscious population, Electricity, feed in tariffs (FIT), Finance, Massachusetts, Massacusetts Clean Energy Center, Politics & Legislation, Residential Solar Installations, rooftop solar, Solar Energy Installations, Solar Power, Subsidies, Utilities
You don’t have to go too far into a document prepared by the US-based Edison Electric Institute (EEI) to realise what is at stake for centralised utilities from the threat of rooftop solar.
The EEI, a trade group that represents most investor owned utilities in the US, said solar PV and…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/rooftop-solar-owners-vs-utilities-the-battle-begins-by-the-us-based-edison-electric-institute-eei/ Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Owners vs Utilities, rooftop solar, solar PV and battery storage, The Battle Begins, US-based
By Guy Page
“As Maine goes, so goes the nation,” went the political truism between 1834 and 1932, when the Pine Tree State picked the winner in almost every presidential election. When only staunch Republican (!) Vermont joined Maine in selecting Republican Alf Landon in 1936, winner…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/soalr/solar-energy-as-germany-goes-so-goes-vermont-western-worlds-undisputed-leader-of-government-subsidized-renewable-power/ Electricity Grid, Energiewende, Energy and Economy, energy partnership, Environment, feed in tariffs (FIT), nuclear plant, Politics & Legislation, Renewables, rooftop solar, Solar Power, Subsidies, vermont
NEW YORK CITY – The U.S. power grid is vulnerable to terrorist attacks, and the growing use of rooftop solar panels will provide protection against lengthy blackouts, the chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said.
“It wouldn’t take that much to take the bulk of…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/rooftop-solar-seen-protecting-u-s-power-grid-from-attack-bloomberg-new-energy-finance-summit-in-new-york/ Bloomberg New Energy Finance, New York, power system down, rooftop solar, U.S. Power Grid From Attack
Hawaii is one of the American states cracking ahead to make a switch to clean, solar power. We have reported several achievements Hawaiian Electric Co. reaching 20 megawatts of solar photovoltaic energy on the island of Oahu.
As usual, government incentives play a key part in promoting a switch…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/international-news/encouraging-solar-photovoltaic-energy-development-in-hawaii-infographic-reported-several-achievements-hawaiian-electric-co/ Alternate Energy, Electricity, Energy and Economy, Finance, hawaii, photovoltaic solar electric systems, Politics & Legislation, Renewables & Efficiency, rooftop solar, solar photovoltaic energy, Solar Power, Subsidies, tax incentives
Guest Post by Graham Palmer. Graham is an industrial engineer and energy commenter from Melbourne. For another BNC post featuring his work, see Does energy efficiency reduce emissions and peak demand?
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The next time you’re driving around town, observe the community and see how many homes and businesses have installed solar panels. You may be surprised at how common these devices have become in recent years. In fact, some believe that solar panels are becoming so common that they may…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/solor/are-traditional-utilities-becoming-obsolete-eventually-put-utilities-out-of-business/
Kyocera Solar and VGI Energy are teaming up to bring solar power to affordable multifamily housing units in Urban Chicago, according to SolarLove.org.
VGI Energy is a “socially and green-minded company” as SolarLove.org puts it, and Kyocera is a solar manufacturer that produces, among other…http://alternativeenergy.com.pk/solor/solar-energy-for-urban-chicago-affordable-multifamily-housing-according-to-solarlove/