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Solar Eclipse Will Significantly Interfere With Power Production in America

America’s Electrical Grid Prepares For The Shock Of A Total Solar Eclipse Forbes, August 8, 2017 The solar eclipse that will occur on August 21st will have an interesting side effect of shutting off a lot of electricity production in America as it rolls across our ever-increasing number of solar arrays. The shadow from the

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The History of Electric Meters and Net Metering

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits A recent episode on the 99% Invisible podcast investigates how electric meters work and the origins of net metering, as well as the future of electricity markets. The 99% Invisible podcast is all about the things that largely go unnoticed but are essential to the modern world we live in.

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The Contagiousness of Solar Power

Walter Schaefer, ERS, for Zondits. May 18, 2016 The recent rapid expansion of rooftop solar capacity in the United States has several well-documented causes, including falling system prices, generous (and extended) subsidies, and innovative financing schemes. But can these factors alone explain a boom that has resulted in year-over-year growth rates between 60-70% and has

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Solar Frontier’s CIS Solar Installation Exceeds Expectations

Solar Frontier’s 2.3MW installation on Netherlands warehouses surpasses energy generation target by 6% Semiconductor Today, January 11, 2016. Image credit: stux Tokyo-based Solar Frontier – the largest manufacturer of CIS (copper indium selenium) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) solar modules – says that its recently completed 2.3MW project in The Netherlands (constructed in collaboration with solar energy companies

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Breaking Consumer Reliance on the Utility’s Network of Power Lines

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes The New York Times, April 18, 2015. Image credit: Andreas-Troll The Edison Electric Institute, the main utility trade group, has been warning its members of the economic perils of high levels of rooftop solar since at least 2012, and the companies are responding. In February,

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LA’s Sustainability pLAn Prioritizes Solar Power

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, April 13, 2015. Image credit: skeeze Last week, Mayor Eric Garcetti released the Los Angeles’ Sustainability pLAn establishing targets on environmental, economic, and equity issues. The local solar section of the plan sets forth long-term goals to increase the city’s renewable energy generation and maintain its role as a leader in

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California’s Renewable Energy Prospects Brighten with Solar PV

Amber Plante for Zondits, April 10, 2015 Golden State residents are taking full advantage of their bright blue skies: According to the recent announcement from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), California has become the first state to generate 5% of its electricity from utility-scale solar. This comes in addition to the already diverse renewable