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Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
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APS wants to put free solar panels on 3,000 homes 29.7.2014 azcentral.com | business
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Utility experts say solar customers pose a burden 29.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Solar power generated on the roofs of utility customers doesn’t do much to reduce the need to produce electricity at centralized generating stations or ease pressure on Rocky Mountain Power’s electrical grid, according to testimony Monday before the Utah Public Service Commission. Experts for the major Utah utility made these claims to support its proposal to impose a $4.65 monthly “facilities charge” on net metered customers, the small but quickly growing number who generate their own power wi...
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Is a fee for solar energy users a 'sun tax' or fair play? 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. But his new 378-kilowatt system still produces more power than his family can use much of the year, and sends the surplus into the grid to power the neighbors’ lights, kitchens and air conditioners. The photovoltaic array greatly reduces their utility ...
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Is a fee for solar enegy users a 'sun tax' or fair play? 28.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. But his new 378-kilowatt system still produces more power than his family can use much of the year, and sends the surplus into the grid to power the neighbors’ lights, kitchens and air conditioners. The photovoltaic array greatly reduces their utility ...
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Post-coal Pueblo left out in the cold 27.7.2014 Denver Post: Business
Sharon Garcia is stumbling around her dining room in the dark, trying to find Post-It notes. As she has for years, Garcia wants to affix the notes, marked with dollar signs, to light switches all around her ...
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Proposed Rocky Mountain Power fee: ‘Sun tax’ or fair play? 27.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Angled to the southeast, Stan Holmes’ home above the state Capitol has a great view of City Creek Canyon but a less optimal position for solar panels — they generate most of their electricity in the morning, not during afternoon surges in demand. But his new 378-kilowatt system still produces more power than his family can use much of the year, and sends the surplus into the grid to power the neighbors’ lights, kitchens and air conditioners. The photovoltaic array greatly reduces their utility ...
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Editorial: Why it's critical to find balance on solar credits 26.7.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
The debate over net metering of rooftop solar is a vital discussion about energy production that most people would probably prefer to ignore.
Letter: I don’t get the reason for solar fee 26.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
I don’t get the reason why Rocky Mountain Power should charge customers with a solar panel installation for the connection they already have. We are paying for that connection through the use of power and existing fees. As a homeowner considering the option of having a large solar panel array on my home, I feel it would be an injustice to have to pay an additional fee to the power monopoly for the connection I already have. Rocky Mountain Power should instead be providing incentives to customers...
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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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