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It’s Not Doomsday, But Neither Is Ending The Solar Tax Credit Good

I took the “no” side in a point/counterpoint in the Wall Street Journal this week on the topic: Will Solar Energy Plummet if the Investment Tax Credit
Doug Kalmer
7:27 AM

Top TVA directors, employees given millions in bonuses | Times Free

Solar is not yet at grid parity in TVA's territory, so it's too early to remove all incentives. They cut solar, and do this- ... TVA directors Friday voted to
Doug Kalmer
7:27 AM

100% Renewable Electricity: Is It Possible Right Now?

Most national 100%-renewable electricity scenarios target the 2030-2050 period, which is still a long way off. More easily attainable today is a highly focused
Doug Kalmer
7:27 AM

Re: Tennessee Valley Authority cutting back solar incentives

*<<<* *TVA officials say they aren't abandoning solar, but they are dropping a lot of the incentives they have put in place since the utility's solar program
Jim Giglio
Nov 24

Re: Tennessee Valley Authority cutting back solar incentives

But hasn’t the cost of solar panels fallen a lot since they first appeared? Wasn’t the point of incentive to build up an industry, and that has now been
John de Rivaz
Nov 23

Tennessee Valley Authority cutting back solar incentives

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is rethinking the way it treats solar power, and that has some environmentalists and local solar
Doug Kalmer
Nov 22

When Do Solar Panels Stop Producing?

Though many believe the lifetime of a solar panel is twenty-five years, a number of older models have exceeded this. When Kyocera tested a 30-year-old module
Doug Kalmer
Nov 22

Don't Ignore a Solar Cornucopia - NYTimes.com

The Department of Interior has laid out Solar Energy Zones in six southwestern states, identifying 285,000 acres of public lands well-suited to solar power.
Doug Kalmer
Nov 4

How Long Will Solar Panels Last?

According to a study undertaken by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) a few years ago, which looked at the ‘photovoltaic degradation’ rates of
Doug Kalmer
Oct 21

Report Release: The Economics of Battery Energy Storage

http://blog.rmi.org/2015_10_07_year_of_the_battery_but_storage_can_do_much_more [more at URL above, including links and a report (Economics of Battery Energy
Darryl McMahon
Oct 9

Re: In Every Dream Home, a Storage System | MIT Technology Review

This is a very nice resource. My friend and I are doing secondary research in the solar space with the objective to set up roof-top projects in India. We are
Arjun Singhal
Oct 7

In Every Dream Home, a Storage System | MIT Technology Review

http://www.technologyreview.com/news/541336/home-energy-storage-enters-a-new-era/ [More news on home energy storage - More information and links in the on-line
Darryl McMahon
Oct 6

AEI is closing

The West Texas A&M University is closing the Alternative Energy Institute. The wind energy portion of the research efforts is being offered to the Underwriters
Starcher, Ken
Oct 3

Re: Will Renewables Replace Fossil Fuels?

Not unless the administration decides to implement some economic incentives that have a snowball's chance in Hell of working. That means the EPA will have to
Jim Giglio
Sep 30

Will Renewables Replace Fossil Fuels?

Renewable energy development has taken off in the United States over the past decade. Solar, wind, and other renewable technologies are projected to continue
Doug Kalmer
Sep 29
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