25 Nov '13, 6am

15 Solar Facts You Should Know

Fortunately, if you hadn’t started out tapping the grid, you won’t get charged such socialized debt. For example, I have friends who are using diesel powered water pumps and are replacing them with solar powered pumps. I am questioning the stranding fee as in one of my partner’s vineyards, they hooked up with PG&E’s electric grid from 100 yards away of their neighbor’s current line. They paid $150,000 for the connection so that they can install their automatic irrigation systems. Had we known about the direct solar water pump using disc concentrator instead of PV, we would have chosen that, and it would cost less than $400 per unit and we would need 5 units of these maintenance free pumps. Aside from forking out $150,000 to the utilities, now they will have to pay a stranding fee if they switched over to solar pumps even if those pumps do not generate electricity.

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2013/11/25/15-solar-facts-know/

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