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Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
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Faith, business groups blast proposed fee on solar-equipped homes 24.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing chorus from across the sociopolitical spectrum is denouncing Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to impose a monthly $4.65 fee on its net-metered customers — those who generate their own power from solar rooftop arrays and pipe what they don’t use into the grid. The state’s largest utility says the “facilities charge” is warranted to ensure its solar-equipped customers are covering their share of the fixed costs of the transmission and distribution system. Critics, who gathered at an east ...
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Utah faith, business groups blast proposed fee on solar-equipped homes 24.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A growing chorus from across the sociopolitical spectrum is denouncing Rocky Mountain Power’s proposal to impose a monthly $4.65 fee on its net-metered customers — those who generate their own power from solar rooftop arrays and pipe what they don’t use into the grid. The state’s largest utility says the “facilities charge” is warranted to ensure its solar-equipped customers are covering their share of the fixed costs of the transmission and distribution system. Critics, who gathered at an east ...
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Battle over Xcel's net-metering credit starts Thursday 24.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The opening salvo in the battle over the future of rooftop solar in Colorado is slated to take place on Thursday at a Colorado Public Utilities Commission workshop.
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Tempe council moves forward on green-energy initiative 21.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Tempe hopes to grow greener with a new City Council-approved goal of 20 percent of city property using renewable energy by 2025. That goes beyond the state's renewable-energy standard of 15 ...
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Westminster inks deal to draw energy from community solar gardens 21.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Westminster is joining other communities in providing a way for residents to buy into solar energy without installing solar ...
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Jewish center unveils $100,000 solar panel array to help ‘repair the world’ 21.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center unveiled its $100,000 solar panel project Sunday as part of the family fun day. A JCC news release said that thanks to Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue Sky renewable energy program, the center was able to install a 2.08 kilowatt array on its main building plus a 20.08 kilowatt array on the roof of its indoor pool facility. The JCC said the project is an extension of its commitment to the ideal of Tikkun Olum, Hebrew for “repairing the world.” Sunday’s ...
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Sun & skates: Solar parking to power Utah Olympic Oval 19.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Kearns • The Utah Olympic Oval is going solar. With contributions from the private and public sectors, the oval-owning Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation will unveil plans Monday to install parking canopies in the facility’s south lot. These structures will be topped with solar panels that will generate enough electricity to cut the energy-devouring oval’s power bill by 20 percent — nearly $100,000 annually. And, in doing so, the foundation will establish an example of sustainable building practices...
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Lone Tree makes it a point to encourage solar energy citywide 16.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Residents in Lone Tree may have noticed more and more solar panels on top of homes and commercial buildings.
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Letter: Fee not fair to solar producers 15.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah legislators don’t like the 2,000 Utah households like mine that have roof top solar power plants. That’s because Rocky Mountain Power (RMP) lobbyists are so generous with their political contributions. By owning coal mines and power plants, RMP is able sell power very cheaply, a win for Utah consumers and for them. Until the coal runs out. What about the nagging problem of the air pollution and global warming caused by burning said cheap coal? Also, we should consider the new jobs and th...
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As Arizona wrestles with solar's costs, industry slows 13.7.2014 azcentral.com | business
The industry that Arizona helped pioneer slows as regulators grapple with how much of a premium customers should ...
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Letter: Solar fee solution doesn’t add up 12.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Regarding the editorial (“Quantify rooftop solar’s benefit before setting fee,” July 11): I have had a solar system with net metering for four years. When I hooked up I was told that the “basic charge” and “minimum charge” fees, that are on all user bills, were price for grid maintenance. Look at your power bill. There are flat fees and then power-use fees. Implied is that the power use fee is for power only. To assess solar users more only makes sense if there are grid maintenance fees within t...
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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways 11.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Spokane, Wash. • The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren’t meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways. Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped panels can withstand the wear and tear that comes from inclement weather and vehicles, big and small, to generate electricity. “We need to rebuild our infrastructure,” said Brusaw, the head of Solar Roadways, based in Sandpoint, Idaho, about 90 miles...
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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways 11.7.2014 azcentral.com | business
Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, ...
Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways 11.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops.
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Editorial: Quantify rooftop solar’s benefits before setting fee 11.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Any accountant will tell you that cost allocation is a black art. Subtle shifts in fixed and variable costs can make the difference between a product or customer appearing profitable or unprofitable. That should be kept in mind in the fight over Rocky Mountain Power’s proposed fee on those who produce some of their own power with solar panels. On one side are the 2,000 or so solar-equipped homeowners and alternative-energy advocates who say they’re providing a benefit to the community at large...
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Retailers turn to solar energy slowly 6.7.2014 azcentral.com | business
Retailers in Arizona are slowly turning to solar energy in an effort to reduce climate ...
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North Carolina is an environmental nightmare, except when it comes to solar 4.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
North Carolina has been something of a progressive nightmare lately. The Tea Party takeover of the legislature and draconian cuts in welfare spending have inspired the long-running Moral Monday protests.
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Solar panel garden to start construction in Craig in fall 4.7.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Pending permit approval, Craig soon will see the construction of its first solar panel garden this fall. The project has been in the planning stages for about a year but was held up when the company behind it, Clean Energy Collective, couldn’t get approval from its title insurance company to use the Craig land it had leased. The Craig City Council agreed to lease a plot of land to Clean Energy Collective in July — a 5-acre plot off Moffat County Road 177 near the wastewater treatment plant — but the company’s title insurance company said it couldn’t cover that plot because Trapper Mine owned the mineral leases there. Instead of moving to a new location in Routt County, Clean Energy Collective worked with a different title insurance company. “We went out and identified a different title company that legally understood the circumstances a lot better than other folks,” said Todd Davidson, director of marketing for Clean Energy Collective. The title company "was able to assure that if we ran into any issues, ...
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The man behind a New Mexico county's fracking ban 3.7.2014 Current Issue
Last year Mora became the first county in the nation to permanently ban oil and gas development.
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Gross: North Carolina an environmental nightmare, except solar 3.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
North Carolina has been something of a progressive nightmare lately. The Tea Party takeover of the legislature and draconian cuts in welfare spending have inspired the long-running Moral Monday protests. The story on energy and climate change hasn’t been much better. Gov. Pat McCrory, R, is a former employee of Duke Energy, the utility responsible for this year’s horrific coal ash spills. When a state study suggested rising seas would leave the Outer Banks underwater in a few decades, the state’...
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