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Buy or Rent? Energy Production Version

Clean energy systems (solar) all have an up front capital cost (around $15,000 for a 3 kW system). The whole system must be paid for before the first kWh of energy is produced.  You essentially own your energy production and … Continue reading

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Taking aim at Nanking ends up hurting Knoxville!

Since 2009, Simple Energy Works has been designing, selling and installing complete residential and commercial solar energy systems throughout Tennessee. When we started out, about three years ago, there were only about five solar installers in the middle of our … Continue reading

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Solar Energy Will Never Replace Coal!

Solar will never work. It is just too expensive. We will never replace coal and oil as the primary fuels because they are so ubiquitous. Simply a microscopic fraction of our energy is now made from solar energy. It is … Continue reading

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TVA Green Power Switch Video (Commercial)

TVA talks with PV homeowners and business owners who have PV systems up in Middle Tennessee. (Some good looking systems!) Enjoy!

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What does PV really cost?

Solar Today (an excellent magazine focused on Solar energy) just ran an article going into the real costs of a Photovoltaic system.  It is short and sweet with some good insights. http://www.solartoday-digital.org/solartoday/201004#pg58 The conclusion is that”….in the case of solar, … Continue reading

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