Homeowners Could Save Up to 40 Percent on Electricity by Flexing Their Demand, Report SaysBy Melissa C. Lott | August 29, 2015

Buy, make, or eliminate – these are the three main ways that we have gone about meeting our electricity needs for the past century. But, according to a new report by the Rocky Mountain Institute, a rapidly growing fourth option is appearing across the country and offering a way for homeowners to decrease their monthly bills.Read the article here: Scientific America 

First and 10.

How much success is solar having by partnering with major NFL teams? A lot. Just saw the NRG logo flash across the jumbotron of the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons game, and I’m in my house watching it on TV.  Here’s an article about the growth. Jan 2014. In addition, Met Life Stadium, NRG, and Solar power got a lot of market power during the Super Bowl XLVIII. There’s also, former Wide-receiver, and one-time NYJet, Tim Dwight making news again by starting his own company, Integrated Power Corp.  

Also: http://www.fierceenergy.com/story/solar-shining-nfl-energy-hogs/2015-07-30

Millions Invested In Renewable Energy

“From there, an uncertainty lingers around whether the project will get the needed investment to take the project up to its 2,000MW potential. Solar micro inverter market can also be bifurcated on the basis of their application that is residential and commercial. Another problem is that there is not enough avenues available to dispose off excess energy.”

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Proposed Hoosier Energy solar power farm facing zoning hurdles

The county is considering a new zoning classification for renewable energy sites. But not all renewable energy processes are as passive as solar panels — wind turbines, for instance, loom over the landscape, threaten birds and bats and create wind noise, so officials are worried that classification might not work.

Commissioners are considering amending landscaping stipulations, setback distances and other issues that didn’t apply to solar farms.

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Silicon Module Costs Dip to $0.48/W by 2020, says Lux

Silicon Module Costs Dip to $0.48/W by 2020, says Lux

The emerging technologies – such as passivated emitter, rear-contact (PERC) and metal wrap through (MWT) and even more efficient bifacial cells – will push leading module costs down to $0.48 per Watt in 2020.

“High-efficiency silicon modules are the key to capturing the distributed generation market because these modules maximize power output in a limited space, helping distributed generation compete with utility-scale photovoltaic plants,” said Tiffany Huang, Lux Research Associate and lead author of the report.