Category Archives: PV costs

Those “Evil” Free Market Chinese- Part 1

Last month SolarWorld (a German company) and 6 un-named “Co-conspirators” filed a complaint in Congress alleging that China is “dumping” their solar panels in the US and that US manufacturers need to impose a tariff of 30% to 100% on … Continue reading

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How Little can I spend to get an Entry Level Photovoltaic Solar System?

I mean, the least expensive is the easiest for me at the moment, so what is the lowest entry level solar energy system that I can purchase? I don’t hear this question often, but it is a real issue. How … Continue reading

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Does Solar Energy make Financial Sense?

“Now, I know Solar Energy just doesn’t make financial sense yet…..” He told me that with a straight face and obviously believed it.       I thought about his perception of solar for a while- why do we still think solar is out … Continue reading

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MicroInverters on Steroids

Enphase is coming out with the next (3rd) generation of microinverter and we will have them for sale in July.   These new microinverters work with larger modules, are more efficient and will be coming in at about the same … Continue reading

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The grass is always greener…

Everyone loves solar, but nobody like the initial up front cost to install a solar system.   It is easy to look at California or New Jersey or Ontario and say:  ”If I lived there I would definitely get a … Continue reading

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2011 incentives for Tennessee PV systems

Looking at a recent bid proposal for a commercial PV system I decided to explain some of the solar incentives that a small business can get here in Cumberland County, TN.    These may work for for other counties in … Continue reading

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Subsidies for Fossil Fuel? Are you kidding me?

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Legislation is happening Today

Congress is poised to do some legislation! The treasury 1603 Grant (in leu of the Federal ITC) may possibly be re-instated for another year. That would be great news for renewables! http://tnsolarenergy.org/index.html

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Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Solar…

If you are an owner of a commercial or industrial property who is thinking about investing in a rooftop solar energy system, there is no better time to do so than right now. A U.S. Department of the Treasury cash … Continue reading

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2010 end of year rush

Now is the time to make something happen with solar energy. There are a few things that will be expiring on December 31, 2010 and so it makes sense to “make hay while the sun is shining.” The first and … Continue reading

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