September 2016 / 4 posts found

The Move to Granular Electric Pricing

EDITOR’S NOTE: Geoffrey Parker, co-author of “The Platform Revolution,” will keynote the Empowering Customers & Cities executive utility and energy conference in Chicago November 1-2. He prepared this executive summary of the energy revolution now underway in New York state at the request of The Energy Times. The utility of the future envisions a dramatic, sustained increase in the use of distributed energy resources by retail customers as well as by the distribution utilities serving those customers. That new framework will require changes in policies and regulations in three major categories – utility support for and procurement of DER, distribution utility cost […]

Consumer Reports: Now Is Time To Go Solar!

Originally published on Solar Love. Consumer Reports says, “There has probably never been a better time to switch to solar.” That’s because the cost of a residential solar system today is about the same as purchasing an economy car. Just as that car can help “pay for itself” because of lower operating costs, a residential system can also “pay for itself” by lowering utility bills over its useful life. Read More…

U.S. Solar Poised For ‘Unprecedented’ Residential Growth Spurt This Year

Growing 43% year-over-year, the U.S. saw 2,051 MW of solar photovoltaic power installed in the second quarter of this year – marking the 11th consecutive quarter in which more than 1 GW of PV was installed, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight report. Unprecedented Growth in US residential solar energy growth is expanding… Read More…  
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Q-ENERGY & The Iowa Energy Center Supports Solar

IOWA ENERGY CENTER Q-ENERGY & “The Iowa Energy Center supports economic development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being in Iowa through energy innovation, education, and entrepreneurship. We provide Iowans with reliable, objective information on energy and efficiency options.” IOWA ENERGY CENTER  The Solar PV Energy Guide This resource provides tips for getting started with your decision to go solar such as…   They even provide a Solar Calculator to help you figure out your return on investment Solar Calculator There a lot of information on this website but to give you an idea of some of what they suggest when shopping […]