07 Feb '15, 6am

Indiana Farms Save More With Solar Than Homes Do

I’m pretty sure that what he meant if if solar and coal costs were compared without any subsidies for either and with both paying all of their external costs rather than having taxpayers cover those costs solar would clearly be the less expensive. Let’s see if we can do that. For utility solar how about we use the average selling price on 20 year contracts (PPAs, Power Purchase Agreements) for 2014? That number would be 5 cents per kWh. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory entitled “Utility-Scale Solar 2012: An Empirical Analysis of Project Cost, Performance, and Pricing Trends in the United States” http://emp.lbl.gov/publications/utility-scale-solar-2012-empirical-analysis-project-cost-performance-and-pricing-trends Now we need to tease out the subsidy that helps lower the cost of those contracts. Solar receives a 2.3 cent per kwh tax credit (PTC, Production Tax Credit) ...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2015/02/07/indiana-farms-save-so...

Tweets

#Tech [Solar Plant Usage] Solar Electricity Tra...

techon.nikkeibp.co.jp 09 Feb '15, 3am

Fig. 7: People experienced using the "V2H" at the emergency training on September 14 (source: Oyodo Town) Fig. 8: They lea...

Solar Marketing + Consistency = Success/Time

renewableenergyworld.com 06 Feb '15, 3pm

The title of this post is not a mathematical or even a data formula, so let me define it with a full sentence so that it’s...

solar

solar

greentechmedia.com 18 Feb '15, 5pm

The East African country of Tanzania , in an effort led by startup Off-Grid Electric , along with the support of the inter...

#Solar marketing with consistency will bring su...

renewableenergyworld.com 07 Feb '15, 10pm

The title of this post is not a mathematical or even a data formula, so let me define it with a full sentence so that it’s...

Utility-Scale Projects Helping to Power Solar G...

renewableenergyworld.com 10 Feb '15, 2pm

In a new report , the Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted the success of the Loan Programs Office’s solar projects,...

Indiana and West Virginia Look to Slash Support for Renewable Energy: Legislation introduced in Indiana

Indiana and West Virginia Look to Slash Support...

greentechmedia.com 26 Jan '15, 11pm

Legislation introduced in Indiana last week that would slash net metering credits and add fixed charges to the bills of so...

New Deal Allows Rice University to “Test” Solar...

renewableenergyworld.com 07 Feb '15, 1pm

To arrive at the deal, MP2 Energy helped Rice optimize its power purchasing. The university has a cogeneration facility th...

The War On Solar Is Real, Unlike the "War on Coal"

The War On Solar Is Real, Unlike the "War on Coal"

desmogblog.com 05 Feb '15, 4pm

,” a concerted effort by vested fossil fuel interests and their political allies to hinder the progress of solar power, an...

Solar panels fitted on 125,000 UK homes during 2014

Solar panels fitted on 125,000 UK homes during ...

businessgreen.com 26 Jan '15, 6am

Solar panels were fitted on the roofs of more than 125,000 homes last year, according to government figures. The numbers a...

Utility-Scale Projects Helping to Power Solar G...

renewableenergyworld.com 10 Feb '15, 3pm

In a new report , the Department of Energy (DOE) has highlighted the success of the Loan Programs Office’s solar projects,...

There Is Solar, And There Is Solar

There Is Solar, And There Is Solar

renewableenergyworld.com 27 Jan '15, 1pm

The Hindu, January 19, 2015 quotes India’s Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal: “India [is] committed to its … target o...

PV in the UK: Over 125,000 homes went solar in ...

solarserver.com 26 Jan '15, 6am

The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have published their latest statistics on small-scale solar photovol...