We provide high quality solar installations in Southern California. All our projects are custom designed for each customer to meet individual needs and look architecturally pleasing. Covering policy, technology, and more, our blog aims to inform solar consumers. Monday, December 26, China and US — Green policy and solar politics How does the China and the United States get along when it comes to green energy and clean air policies? Reports from the recent UN Climate Change Conference in Durban South Africa indicated that the biggest polluters acted like children without adult supervision. China does so with sheer numbers in population and the United States with its unmatched appetite for energy consumption.
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Otago Daily Times Filed Under: ATV Utility Vehicle Hunting Buggy – The rear electric atv motor is visible mounted on the rear axle of the Barefoot Motors electric ATV prototype Electric all-terrain vehicles may not impress the dune-and trail-riding crowd that rides for recreation, but a few small companies expect organic farmers and vineyard growers will pay a premium to gather cattle and spray vines without the carbon footprint of a gas vehicle. While automakers are toiling to produce electric cars that will fit the demands of American drivers, Ashland-based Barefoot Motors is on the verge of turning out heavy-duty electric ATVs that can go 50 miles on a charge costing about 90 cents.
She’d like to haul her spraying equipment without fogging the vines with exhaust fumes, and the electric ATV motors could get free power from the vineyard’s solar panels. It’s even more cost-efficient for farms producing their own power from solar panels or manure digesters, and as gas prices go up. Barefoot is not the first electric ATV coming to market.
That is, if there’s a sudden surge in demand (which solar can’t react to, for obvious reasons) or an unpredictable drop in solar output (e.g. a cloud moves in between California and the sun), gas plants can quickly fire up to cover the output gap (much quicker than, say, coal or nuclear).
What rebates, solar tax credits and other solar incentives are available in California What solar incentives and tax credits are available in California? The upfront utility based incentives from each of the main publically owned utilities are now exhausted for residential customers and almost exhausted for commercial customers.
However, the investment case for buying solar panels for your home has never been stronger because reductions in the price of solar systems has more than compensated for the loss of some upfront rebates. Net Metering in California The California Public Utility Commission voted by a narrow majority of 3 to 2 to extend the ability of residential energy customers in California to be credited with full retail rates for excess solar power that they generate and feed back into the grid at times when the electrical loads in their house are less than their solar production.
Whilst this didn’t affect people that had already had installed solar panels on their homes in California it was a massive win for the millions of Californian homeowners who are yet to install the solar panels. The reason net metering law is so important is that solar systems by their nature produce most power in the middle of the day when most homeowners are at work and using little power. This is a very generous incentive and should not be taken for granted. It means you can now install solar panels and sign a contract with your utility known as a net metering agreement where the utility guarantees to pay you a retail rate for exported solar power, usually for 10 or 15 years.
Each of the major utilities may offer slightly different net metering contracts but they are similar in nature.
Understanding Net Metering and Electricity Rates
April 4, Investing in a solar powered grow room can be the best way to insure profitability of an indoor grow room, keeping utility bills low and costs down. This science fair project investigates how the output power of a solar panel varies with the angle of incoming light. Wind What is wind?
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E-mail Tom Cushing About this blog: The Raucous Caucus shares the southpaw perspectives of this Boomer on the state of the nation, the world, and, sometimes, other stuff. I enjoy crafting it to keep current, and occasionally to rant on some issue I care about deeply More About this blog: I enjoy crafting it to keep current, and occasionally to rant on some issue I care about deeply. My long, strange career trip has included law and management jobs in two Fortune 50 companies, before founding the legal search and staffing firm Cushing Group, Recruiters.
I’ve lectured on negotiation and settlement strategy, and teach graduate courses at Golden Gate University Adjunct of the Year for a doctoral seminar on business, law and society. There — Go Blue!
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Site Map Solar Energy Systems wiring diagram examples Click the 3 buttons below for examples of typical wiring layouts and various components of solar energy systems in 3 common sizes: These system sizes are based on watt solar panels and 5 hours of average daily sunshine. This is explained in greater detail in our tutorial on Solar Radiation. Of course, under actual operating conditions a solar power system does not produce full output every day.
These diagram examples could represent 12, 24, or 48 volts systems. The basic wiring configuration would be the same for any voltage system.
“Unlimited Solar Energy installed a kw system for us as a ground mount. Our PG&E bill was climbing to upwards of $ a month last summer. This summer we are rocking the air conditioning almost 24/7 and have yet to spend $1 on energy (except for the basic PGE hookup rate .
Frontier Talk and the Industrial Revolution vs. Agrarian movement So what was the original american frontier? It was considered the area between urbanized areas and wilderness. Many regard the original American frontier as a place where true freedom existed as westernization occured across this county, and those living in it had to be resourceful and promoted a spirit of self-reliance.
This blog “New American Frontier” is named for this because these freedoms and openness are now somewhat limited- but we must strive to still keep a spirit of independence and self-reliance alive. We are told that we cannot take care of ourselves outside of consumerism and our governments both federal and state. There is no reason we still cannot be self-reliant and live with less crap in our lives. I read an article recently about consumerism right before the stock market crash in the late 20’s.
Basically, most people lived an agrarian lifestyle where they met nearly all of their own needs by their land. During the ‘s and up to the ‘s people still produced most of what they needed themselves. The ‘s was a huge time for advertising success in business, and people starting buying. Today, consumerism is at an all time high, and so is our national debt.
Is Tesla planning to enter the power plant industry?
The goal just theoretical at this point is to wire up a fake 60hz mains signal for those times when the grid power is out during daylight hours, and my solar panels just sit there sending current to ground and I’m forced to live without the internets. Okay, so I have heard that folks have done this with a decent sine wave audio signal cd, synthesizer, etc and a power amp of enough size Oh, turn off service breaker to the actual grid mains first.
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Return to Top How much are the rebates? What types of rebates are available? Please see the “Rebates Page” for latest information. California Solar Initiative Rebates vary according to system size, customer class, and performance and installation factors. The subsidies automatically decline in “steps” based on the volume of MW of confirmed incentive reservations issued within each utility service territory. There are two incentive paths available to consumers:
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This home-solar program will accept new applications until at the latest, December 31, It is based on design factors like the mounting type, orientation, the tilt, and shading of the modules, as well as the geographical location of the building. The SASH home solar program encourages the installation of solar systems on low-income single family homes by offsetting the costs of the installation. SASH is a ratepayer-funded program that provides up-front rebates that help low-income homeowners gain access to the advantages of home solar equipment.
Additional objectives of SASH are to engage and educate low-income communities on the benefits of solar efficiency and technologies, provide opportunities for community volunteers to participate, and support local green-jobs training and workforce development programs by allowing job trainees to participate in solar electric system installment. The SASH program has thus far completed 3, projects.
Originally scheduled to end in , it was recently extended until New applicants are now assigned to a waiting list in hopes of renewed funding.