The choice of components is a critical one. If you pick the wrong pieces of equipment, you may encounter unexpected problems, such as premature failure of the components or a low efficiency of the panels themselves. A reliable system will lower your energy bills for years to come, even to the extent that you might make money selling the surplus power. A poorly constructed system will cost a small fortune, as you need constant repairs and replacements.
Rapidly falling prices of solar electricity equipment mean that the most costly part of installing residential solar power systems will soon be system design and installation. A new line of plug-in solar power equipment made by SpinRay Energy of Rhode Island can be installed by plugging the on-board microinverter into a 110 volt or 220 volt power outlet.
John Farrell provides this information on solar performance in California. Source: Clean Technica [repostus] 4 Charts Provide Distributed Solar Lessons from California (via Clean Technica) A new study for the California Public Utilities Commission explores the “Technical Potential for Local Distributed Photovoltaics in California.” Basically, it’s one of the more in-depth analyses of local solar power in the country, suggesting that California has the capacity to add 15 gigawatts…
The City of Saginaw has installed a solar array on the roof of its Public Services building. Consumers Energy selected Saginaw to participate in its Experimental Advanced Renewable Program. The program ensures that Consumers Energy will purchase energy generated by Saginaw’s 96 panels for up to 15 years. Each panel is 1 meter by 1.68 meters.
The 32-megawatt Lost Hills project in Kern County and the 40-megawatt Cuyama project in Santa Barbara County are expected to create up to 600 jobs at peak construction. Project construction could start in 2013 as soon as the development process is complete, depending on plans of the projects’ eventual owners.
SunWize Partners with Clean Power Finance to Expand Portfolio of Residential Solar Financing Solutions
Solar finance products such as leases and power purchase agreements (PPAs) are crucial tools for solar professionals who want to expand their business. Clean Power Finance’s financing solutions offer solar professionals and distributors a variety of solar leases and PPAs, driving competitive prices and allowing installers to tailor options to homeowner preferences.