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Will Vertical Axis Wind ever Scale Up?

Via Renewable Energy World: http://bit.ly/aTvrg8 Vertical-axis wind turbines have been around for thousands of years, yet we still haven’t seen modern turbine producers make a dent in the wind market. Why is that so? Listen to Renewable Energy World’s Podcast Most … Continue reading

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Why DIY Solar Might be a Bad Thing

Originally posted by 1Bog: http://bit.ly/cHYV0C In general, DIY projects are a good thing, from hacking IKEA furniture to making bento boxes. But solar panel installation is something that’s best left to professionals, both for your own safety and to protect your … Continue reading

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Solar Data Monitoring in California

The California Solar Initiative (CSI) is an organization that offers a cash back incentive for putting a solar system on your home or business in California.  There are two different rebate programs, Expected Performance Based Buydown (EPBB), and Performance Based … Continue reading

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Solar PV installations: Beyond "measure twice, cut once" – Photovoltaics World

by John Williams, Solar Panels Plus December 18, 2009 – A successful solar photovoltaic installation is one in which the customer is happy and has received what was expected. Some would say that a proper installation is the first step. … Continue reading

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Solar Grounding Basics

Wow. Grounding a solar array continues to be a huge issue. In my 5 year IBEW apprenticeship training, 21 years as an electrician, 7 code revisions, 8 years specializing in solar, and cult-like reading of (not always agreeing with) John … Continue reading

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The Scoop on Fat Spaniel

A little Google searching for “Solar Data Monitoring” brings up my post from yesterday, which makes me think that maybe there is a little room for growth in this industry, at least in the search engine optimization realm. However, this post … Continue reading

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Solar Data Monitoring and the TED

Recently I came across a new Google service, the Google Power Meter. This is a Google.org service that provides users with the ability to monitor their house’s energy usage from any web browser. It comes packaged in a very nice … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy, a Weapon of Mass Reconstruction

Here is a great podcast that I found on Renewable Energy World’s Website. Editor Stephen Lacey interviews several people – including Solar City CEO Lyndon Rive and Dan Reicher from Google.org – about the climate for entrepreneurs starting businesses in … Continue reading

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Gas Free Lawn Maintenance

Gas-powered lawn equipment is a pain. I can’t count the number of times I have had to tip the mower to unclog the blade and discovered that I was tipping it over the wrong way and that I had flooded … Continue reading

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Cash for Clunkers could Raid Renewable Energy Loans

The money to fund an extended Cash for Clunkers program could come at the expense of renewable energy companies.The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a bill to extend the program which gives consumers up to $4,500 for trading in old … Continue reading

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