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Tag: "solar PV"

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Solar supporters declare open season on utilities’ duck chart

Solar supporters declare open season on utilities’ duck chart

The Duck chart is the latest file to be shared around the energy nerdocracy as utilities cry ‘fowl’ on distributed solar.

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When will electric vehicles provide grid storage?

When will electric vehicles provide grid storage?

When and how will we be able to use EVs to store energy from our solar PV system and provide mobility and power our homes?

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Australian PV researchers persevere in difficult environment

Australian PV researchers persevere in difficult environment

PV continues to move forward despite concerns over the status of ongoing government funding.

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Three possible business models for distributed storage

Three possible business models for distributed storage

With more houses using distributed PV with battery storage but still needing a utility, how will distributed storage integrate into the current market?

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Could Minnesota’s 'value of solar' make everyone a winner?

Could Minnesota’s ‘value of solar’ make everyone a winner?

In Minnesota, a new method of contracting now in place could change the relationship between solar-producing customers and their electric utility.

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Why the potential for grid defection matters

Why the potential for grid defection matters

Today’s utility business models and regulatory environment don’t incentivize the rapid evolution of solar and energy storage. That needs to change.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's 5 million "solar heroes"

Graph of the Day: Australia’s 5 million “solar heroes”

Home owners using solar power are helping reduce the wholesale cost of electricity, as well as lessening peak demand.

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Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

If solar trumps gas for peaking power in Minnesota, what reason would there be to build new natural gas peaking capacity anywhere in the country?

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Will IEA and governments be the last to discover solar PV revolution?

Will IEA and governments be the last to discover solar PV revolution?

The IEA grossly overstates the cost of solar PV, and underestimates its deployment. And it’s having an impact on government policy making.

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STC change 'perfect storm' for rooftop PV

STC change ‘perfect storm’ for rooftop PV

Changes to the STC system could result in the ‘perfect storm’ for rooftop solar, warn solar developers.

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Ivanpah uses as much water as two holes on nearby golf course

Ivanpah uses as much water as two holes on nearby golf course

The world’s largest solar thermal plant is up and running, using less water than 2 holes on the local golf course.