Tag Archives: photovoltaics

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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The Levelized Cost of Energy- Bargains can Break You!

How can one compare the available renewable energy technologies with the current energy mix? It’s not that easy. After honing our skills as “bargain hunters” we learn that some bargains are not at all what they appear to be! An … Continue reading

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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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Here comes the Sun: Review

Excellent overview of the “solar Miracle” that has occurred in Germany over the past 10 years. Included is an interview of the architect of the solar revolution in Germany. Very insightful and encouraging. They deal with issues as they currently … Continue reading

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TVA Green Power Switch Video (For our Local Friends)

Here is a video by TVA which explains the Green Power switch program (for those of you in the middle Tennessee area). It goes through the incentives and answers a lot of questions. Enjoy!

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Another MicroInverter installation!

This one was installed by professionals, but they used the enphase microinverters and were able to simplify the installation (he could have done it himself!). Keep Learning!

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Solar Energy is Powerful

Keep Learning! Randy

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