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Solar farm in western Texas

00    A California company has won a contract to build a 150-megawatt solar plant in West Texas. It would be the largest single plant built in the state so far, second only to the 400 mw system of plants planned for San Antonio. … 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. … Continued

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Solar Charge Controllers

00   If you have a simple off-grid setup with just one panel or even a few solar panels and several batteries, the other vital ingredient is a charge controller that regulates the power going from the panel to the battery … Continued

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Don’t believe the hype

Legislation needed to tackle misleading solar advertising. We are being swamped with false claims

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Grid can’t handle mass solar

00   Further evidence in favor of Micro-grids and against the so-called Smart Grid. The runaway take-up of rooftop solar panels in Australia has undermined the electricity supply system, feeding so much power back into the network that it is causing … Continued

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Can solar crash the grid?

Uptake of solar in Germany has been so great that the sudden appearance of the sun could generate so much power that it blows the county’s grid.

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New Jersey solar incentives the best in US

00    New Jersey is the sunniest state in America, offering solar energy incentives for residential systems that can pay for themselves in as little as three years. The state is second only to California in the number of homes … Continued