Solar Power

Somerset dog park upgrades with solar power
www.dailyamerican.com

In September the park was awarded a $15,000 grant for three solar panels and three security lights. Park President Jim Atchison said the electricity will allow the park to power security lighting, security cameras, Wi-Fi, water pumps and other …

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Solar-Panel Installers Face Clouded Future
www.wsj.com

Many U.S. states are considering dialing back solar–power incentives amid growing pressure from local electric utilities, potentially dealing a blow to the companies that install home solar systems around the country. More than 900,000 homes across the …

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Is Solar Power Worth It?
www.newsy.com

But if you're really wanting to make the switch, the upfront cost of installing panels and getting your home solar-ready can be expensive. The Solar Power Authority estimates the average cost of a 5kW system ranges from around $25,000-$35,000.

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UPDATE 1-Total says marketing head to quit, eyes solar power
uk.reuters.com

Total has invested some $3 billion in solar, which accounts for 3 percent of the group's assets. Total entered the solar business with the $1.3 billion 2011 takeover of U.S. solar panel maker SunPower Corp in one of the biggest moves by an oil and gas …

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An Indie, Off-the-Grid, Blockchain-Traded Solar Power Market Comes to Brooklyn
motherboard.vice.com

A new small-scale power grid project is looking to make it easy for a small number of Brooklyn residents to trade and sell their own solar energy using existing power lines and blockchain technology that powers virtual currencies like bitcoin. The …

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Could California's massive Ivanpah solar power plant be forced to go dark?
www.marketwatch.com

A federally backed, $2.2 billion solar project in the California desert isn't producing the electricity it is contractually required to deliver to PG&E Corp., which says the solar plant may be forced to shut down if it doesn't receive a break Thursday …

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Republican initiative casts shadow over solar power bill
www.pressherald.com

AUGUSTA — In an unexpected turn, key Republicans threw their support Wednesday behind having the Public Utilities Commission decide the fate of net metering, a financial incentive for homeowners with solar electric panels that's strongly opposed by …

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