Browsing All posts tagged under »Photovoltaic Panel Solar Power«

Illinois Town Nixes Solar Desert

March 12, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ In a stunning setback for solar, the City of Pontiac, Illinois has scuttled plans to construct a solar energy project that would transform a vacant lot in town into a shiny solar desert. At an emotional Feb. 13 hearing before the City of Pontiac Planning and Zoning Board, city official […]

Illinois Town Faces Solar “High Noon”

February 3, 2023 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Will the 11,000 residents of Pontiac, Illinois truly benefit from the proposed construction of a commercial solar farm that would thrust the city into the ranks of a renewable energy producer? This question will be uppermost on the minds of people attending a Feb. 13 hearing before the City of […]

Paving Virginia With Solar Slabs Is Bad Law

December 28, 2021 by


By David Wojick, Ph.D. ~ The ill-conceived Virginia Clean Economy Act (VCEA) has created an enormous stampede of proposed solar projects. The lineup of “subsidy farms” in progress is breathtaking. It is also stupid. The numbers are incredible. Here are the ugly basics: 780 square miles of solar slabs so far and the list is […]

Small Nevada Town Fights To Keep Big Solar Out Of Its Desert

December 17, 2021 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ Residents of the sun-drenched town of Pahrump, Nev., near the California border, are used to coping with rattlesnakes, gusty winds, and scorching temperatures, but now they are facing a different kind of challenge – one that threatens to destroy the character of their unique rural community: Big Solar. Eager to […]

Texas College Nixes Sweetheart Deal For Solar Array Developer

June 4, 2019 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ The higher-ups at Clean Vision Solar, LLC thought they had it all figured out. Dangle a $120 million solar array project on 2,241 acres of land about 60 miles south of Dallas, Texas, and the local college would be delighted to fork over juicy tax abatements to please the company’s […]

Giant Solar Has Virginia In Uproar

March 1, 2019 by


By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~ What happens when – in the name of combating climate change – gigantic, industrial-sized renewable energy projects are thrust upon unsuspecting rural communities whose residents soon find out that these unsightly monstrosities destroy vegetation and wildlife, pollute rivers, streams and groundwater, and lead to higher electricity prices for families and […]

Solar Power Propaganda Versus The Real World

March 11, 2015 by


Solar power cannot compete without subsidies and mandates that drive up costs, still require coal By Marita Noon ~ When a former “senior communications official at the White House” writes a blog post for U.S. News and World Report, you should be able to trust it. But when the author states that the Keystone pipeline […]

Parasitic Power: Solar Energy’s Five Fatal Flaws

August 23, 2014 by


By Viv Forbes ~ The sun is the most important energy source on Earth. It provides our daily warmth and light and the rotation and orbit of the earth turn its steady output into fluctuating day and night, summer and winter. Solar energy powers the growth of all trees, grasses, herbs, crops and algae; it […]

Useless New Solar Power Plant Planned For Kenya

January 24, 2014 by


By Anton Lang (TonyfromOz) ~ Just how useless can a Solar Power Plant be? Kenya will be getting a new Solar Power Plant, but will this be in Kenya’s best interests? Well, no, really. Just like other Countries around the World which are also moving to incorporate more Renewable Power Plants, even those in the […]

Australian Solar Power Plants – Two More Failed Experiments To Add To The Growing List

August 20, 2013 by


Let me show you how bovine waste can be dressed up to look like award winning fare from a Michelin Hatted restaurant. On Monday, in Australia, the Government of The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) announced two new Solar Plants would go ahead. Both plants are of the Solar PV type, meaning that the panels generate […]

Residential Rooftop Solar Power

August 11, 2012 by


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


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


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


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 […]

Solar panels are not Shakespeare, but just as make-believe

November 27, 2010 by


By Andrew Bolt It’s the latest in performance art – posing as a planet saver: The stages of the Sydney Theatre Company will be illuminated by the biggest star of them all – the sun. An array of 1906 solar panels on the roof of The Wharf on Sydney Harbour were switched on by the […]

That’s actually not true, Charles

November 18, 2010 by


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 […]

The Latest Scam: “Free” Solar Power

June 2, 2010 by


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


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


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 […]

Household Solar Power – Don’t Believe The Hype

January 30, 2010 by


(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 […]

Florida’s New Solar Power Plant

November 16, 2009 by


Not long after President Obama took office, he made the bold statement that he wanted to double the generation of renewable power during his first term. It seems a fairly comfortable thing to say, because, starting from so low a base, then doubling that might actually seem achievable. However, the reality is that these plants […]

Solar Powered Lies

November 14, 2009 by


By Alan Caruba I lived in Florida for some five years between attending the University of Miami and returning after service in the Army for a job I left on news of JFK’s assassination. Some five years ago my older brother, a resident of Boynton Beach, urged me to relocate. As the exit doors of […]

The Outrageous Claims From The Renewable Power Sector (Part 1)

August 17, 2009 by


PART 1 OF 2 PARTS. This Global Warming Climate Change debate has gotten out of hand now. There has been a huge shift now to the construction of renewable power plants. The three most talked about forms are Wind Power, and the two forms of Solar power, these being Solar Photovoltaic (PV) which uses the […]

What Is It With Politicians And Electricity? (Part 1)

June 10, 2009 by


PART ONE OF TWO PARTS. Electricity, well, it just comes out of the hole in the wall, and really, that’s all you need to know. It’s always there, reliable, just like turning on the tap and the water comes out. Because of that, we’ve become complacent. When ‘talking heads’ tell us that we can have […]