Tag Archives: Photovoltaic System

TVA: Killing Solar with 3 Easy Steps:

1.  Step one. Develop and publicize a “beneficial” solar program. Accept accolades for being a “solar proponent.” TVA has for the past few years been fine tuning and running a solar program in the Tennessee Valley. This program started small, … Continue reading

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TVA has pulled the plug!

When TVA transitioned over from their previous “pilot” solar program (which has been running for the past 4 years) on October 1st, 2012 they made some significant changes. The primary ones having to do with the allowable sizes of PV … Continue reading

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TVA’s solar program phasing out Incentives…

All good things must come to an end. And TVA has again changed their Generation Partner Program. They have publicly stated that they are making the change over from a “pilot program” to a “regular program”. I have previously explained … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday- Old Girl!! July 4th in America

I can’t really stand politics. It is like the ultimate “reality TV” show ever invented. There is no way that I could even make up some of the stuff that routinely passes for news in our politically charged country. But … 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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3 Types of PV systems (and their advantages)

Just released a new video dealing with the 3 primary types of PV systems. Watch this video for an introduction to PV systems. Why grid tied systems are over 90% of all installed (in past 5 years) Which system prepares … Continue reading

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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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