Browsing All posts tagged under »Household Solar Power Generation«

Let Them Have Solar Panels: New Obama Plan Doesn’t Help Poor, But Reducing Regulations Would

July 8, 2015 by

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By Nicolas Loris ~ The White House is planning to give more than a half a billion dollars in government and private funding for solar panel installations for low and moderate-income households. Too bad the White House is simultaneously hurting those same struggling Americans by pushing energy regulations that will hike their utilities costs. The Obama […]

The Best Renewable Energy Investment

July 8, 2015 by

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The 99% are subsidizing solar for the 1% who use it By Marita Noon ~ When you read a headline such as one from CNBC touting “Solar power’s stunning growth,” realize that it’s thanks to you—even if you’ve never even thought of putting solar panels on your roof or live in an apartment where you […]

Solar Panel Companies Deceive Homeowners

April 1, 2015 by

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“Free” solar may end up costing thousands By Larry Bell ~ Last December Rep. Paul Gosar (R, AZ), a member of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, along with 11 other House members, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission warning that the new solar-leasing market industry has engaged in “deceptive marketing strategies” […]

Clouds On The Solar Horizon: Scams, Fraud Are Rampant

April 2, 2014 by

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By Marita Noon ~ Consumers considering installing solar panels on their rooftops have far more to think through than the initial decision to “go solar.” They may search for the best price, only to discover, as customers in central Florida did, that after paying $20,000 to $40,000 for their systems, they are stuck with installations […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power

August 11, 2012 by

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INTRODUCTION Is rooftop solar power in a residential household application an economically viable way to supply residential power? The short answer is no. The long answer is still no, and that needs careful explanation. In recent years there have been ploys to make it seem that there could be a way to make it viable, […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power – Part Two

August 11, 2012 by

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GRID CONNECTED ROOFTOP INSTALLATION In the earlier Post (Part One) we found that the rooftop solar PV installation that supplies power closest to what the average residence actually consumes (20KWH) is one that has a Total power generation of close to 5 KW (4950W). This system has 22 panels that generate the power, which is […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power – Part One

August 11, 2012 by

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THE PURPOSE OF THE EXERCISE We are told that the emissions of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) are the main cause of Climate Change, or Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming (CAGW). While those man made emissions of CO2 come from a number of sources, by far the largest contributor is the electrical power generation sector which emits around […]

Rooftop Solar Fries Queensland’s Electrical Power Network

September 24, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt The solar balloon leaks even more air:  THE solar power revolution is in danger of stalling, with the Queensland State Government admitting the electricity grid is failing to cope with its green vision. Energy Minister Stephen Robertson confirmed new applications for rooftop solar systems were being rejected in areas where Queensland’s high […]

Rooftop Solar Power Reaches Grid Parity With Coal Fired Power – Well, Not Really

August 19, 2011 by

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Yesterday, a fascinating article was posted in one of the major Australian media outlets. The article said that in some places of the State of NSW, (New South Wales) Rooftop Solar panels were providing power fed back to the grids that was the same price as for coal fired power. This is the link to […]

Renewable Power Fail – As Usual – August 2010

November 22, 2010 by

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THE EVER INCREASING NUMBERS OF RENEWABLE POWER PLANTS RESULTS IN AN INCREASE IN CO2 EMISSIONS. This may seem a strange thing to say, but read the post and it shows exactly why this is in fact happening. Some may wonder why I am doing this analysis on a month by month basis, as, really, there’s […]

That’s actually not true, Charles

November 18, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt I hope reporter Charles Wooley’s journalism isn’t as flagrantly wrong as his spruiking for rooftop solar panels which won’t actually supply power for factories or for homes when it’s dark or cloudy. And has he mentioned that a nation run on this form of solar power will pay at least six times […]

New South Wales Says The Price For Saving Us From Global Warming Is Too High

October 27, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt For detailed background on this household solar panel scheme, and how these feed in tariffs are supposed to work, see the post at this link…..TonyfromOz. The Australian State of New South Wales says it can only afford a little of the green power it claims will save the world from destruction: New […]

Spain Fried By Solar Power

October 20, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt Spain shows Australia’s Greens the consequences of the mad green power policies they recommend: Solar investors … were lured by a 2007 law passed by the government of Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero that guaranteed producers a so-called solar tariff of as much as 44 cents per kilowatt-hour for their electricity […]

White House Solar Installation Symbolic Of Solar Energy Push

October 6, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris President Obama is channeling his inner Jimmy Carter again. In 1979, President Carter had solar panels installed on the roof of the White House, and they were taken down in the Reagan Administration during roof repairs. Today, the White House announced that that Obama Administration will use taxpayer dollars to build solar […]

The Solar Con: Seeming Green, Being Greedy

October 6, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt This feelgood green scheme is nothing but a huge con. For more details, see my added comments at the bottom of this Post…..TonyfromOz. Green power is not just ludicrously expensive, but too often a transfer of wealth from the poor to the salvation-seeking rich: SCHEMES that pay households to produce power using […]

The Latest Scam: “Free” Solar Power

June 2, 2010 by

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By Andrew Bolt That’s your money, folks: SUBSIDISED solar power risks becoming a new insulation-type debacle, with industry leaders claiming shoddy work and poor safety standards are rife. Top companies have warned that: • Shonky operators are flooding the solar power industry on the back of government subsidies. • Dangerous non-tempered glass and inferior imported […]

Let the Sun Set On Solar Subsidies

May 8, 2010 by

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By Nicolas Loris The country that leads the clean energy economy will lead the global economy. We’ve heard some version of that story a number of times from President Obama, whether it be in his State of the Union address or trying to sell the stimulus at wind and solar manufacturing plants across the country. Countries […]

$58,000 Solar Investment For A $21 Carbon Credit A Bright Idea?

February 10, 2010 by

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By Nick Loris We can see the t-shirt slogan already: I paid $58,000 for solar panels and all I got was a $21 carbon credit that bought me this t-shirt. It’s not very catchy, but that’s the story of a Harrisburg couple, Tami and Randy Wilson, who installed solar panels in their home to reduce […]

Electricity – Paying Three Times For The Same Thing, And Some Unintended Consequences (PART 2)

February 3, 2010 by

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PART TWO OF TWO PARTS In PART 1, I detailed how you, as a residential consumer, use electricity, and how you will be slugged further for using it. If you have not read PART 1, it is directly above this on the Home page, or for those of you who are visiting externally, then take […]

Household Solar Power – Don’t Believe The Hype

January 30, 2010 by

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(This Post was Updated in early 2011 to reflect the newer, and increased prices for these systems.) I want you to consider this hypothetical situation. The Utility Company that supplies the electrical power to your house calls you and tells you that they are going to raise the cost of the electricity they supply to […]