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How long will Solar Panels last? 45 years?

Here is part of an article by Derek Markham. This was originally posted on Cost of Solar. When considering going solar, we know that one of the top questions tends to be something along the lines of “How much do

New pricing for Microfit, starting Jan 1 2016…29.4 cents

Here is the link from the IESO. http://link.powerauthority.on.ca/m/1/81662549/b26015-80837513-9ab5-4d82-9aa3-596c18b5e89e/1/350/97049151-3df0-4a50-8724-87ccb3ef9a54 Here is the link of the new prices. http://fit.powerauthority.on.ca/sites/default/files/version4/FIT-Price-Schedule-2016-01-01.pdf Keep in mind this will not effect already established contracts. Anything connected before Jan 1 2016 will also get the 38.4 cent price.

Shining Rewards: The Value of Rooftop Solar Power for Consumers and Society | SEIA

This is a good read. There is a benefit to everyone by allowing more non subsidized solar. Greg Net metering policies are critical to the expansion of solar power in the United States. Net metering offsets costs for the panel

US Finances 20 MW Solar PV Project In Jamaica | CleanTechnica

Solar is becoming popular all around the globe. Greg The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation has agreed to finance Jamaica’s first utility-scale solar PV power plant.A 20 MW solar PV project under development in Clarendon, Jamaica, has secured $47 million in

Payback Predictions For Solar + Storage In Australia

Payback in Ontario is better than these figures as Hydro One costs more to buy. Greg  Originally published on RenewEconomy.By Sophie VorrathAs we have reported here and here, the Australian Energy Market Operator on Friday released its first ever big

Samsung Dramatically Increases Battery Capacity (Nearly Doubles It)

Source: Samsung Dramatically Increases Battery Capacity (Nearly Doubles It)

Tesla Leases Former Solyndra Site In Expansion Push – Forbes

“It’s nice to see what is lost by trying to advance technology is not lost by giving a young company a hand up.” Greg Tesla Motors is expanding — right down the street. The electric car maker has snapped up

Tesla Hitting The Battery Accelerator | CleanTechnica

Originally published on RMI Outletby Bodhi Rader & Jesse MorrisElon Musk took the energy storage world by storm with his announcement of the much-anticipated Tesla Powerwall battery. The Powerwall is sleek, modular, and oozes with the high level of design quality

How Tesla Will Change Your Life | Wait But Why

The story of how change really happens. Source: How Tesla Will Change Your Life | Wait But Why

Big Oil & Gas Embraces Carbon Pricing | CleanTechnica

Even the oil companies recognize the problem! Six of the world’s major oil and gas companies have called for national or regional carbon pricing. They also propose that governments and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change work on