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Editorial: Don’t hit small solar with new fees in California

+20 Those solar panels you’ve seen glinting on your neighbors’ rooftops throughout California?  If the state’s investor-owned utilities get their way in negotiations with the Public Utilities Commission,, you’ll be seeing a lot less domestic black silicon in the future. That’s because big … Continued

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Budget solar install

+30-25 I love seeing how other people do their solar systems, especially those who create and maintain their systems on a shoestring budget, which is how we do things around here. A quick search on YouTube for solar power netted … Continued

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Solar powered pyramid

00 Ever see an off grid pyramid? Well you are about to. This is the video story of Greg Grant, who began his off grid existence slow and small. He didn’t put a lot of money into his project. What … Continued

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Utilities enter the Death Spiral

00 Electricity and water rates are set to rise sharply because so many households and business are now generating their own power and managing their own water supply. The Utility company fixed costs are not going to change however many … Continued

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UK solar homes pass 500,000

00 Recent data from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) shows that nearly 460,000 homes across the UK have solar panels installed, and that does not include off-grid homes, since these do not show up in official stats. … Continued