Browsing All posts tagged under »Rooftop Solar Panels«

Texas College Nixes Sweetheart Deal For Solar Array Developer

June 4, 2019 by

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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 […]

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 […]

Rooftop Solar Power Australia – $14 Billion For Richer Australians To Pretend They’re Saving The Planet

May 25, 2015 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ Poorer Australians are giving richer Australians $14 billion to subsidise a warm inner glow – and feed a fantasy that they are saving the planet: The costs of programs to encourage the installation of rooftop solar systems have outweighed the benefits by $9 billion and will result in a $14bn subsidy […]

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” […]

How These Green Companies Are Gouging Consumers With The Government’s Help

January 19, 2015 by

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By Stephen Moore ~ Solar panels are being installed on the roofs of homes and businesses all across America at a record pace. The fad is the latest way for families to “go green” — the energy equivalent of blue recycling bins. The Solar Energy Industries Association likes to tout the industry’s “amazing success” — […]

Congressmen Put Heat On ‘Deceptive’ Rooftop Solar Leases

December 31, 2014 by

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By Josh Siegel ~ A different sort of green energy issue has sparked bipartisan action on Capitol Hill as lawmakers move to address allegations of deceptive practices in sales of rooftop solar panels. Earlier this month, 12 Republican members of the House of Representatives wrote to the Federal Trade Commission, warning that leasing solar panels […]

Renewable Power Australia – Solar Promise Fried

June 15, 2014 by

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By Andrew Bolt ~ I don’t wish embarrassment on the Australian Government Environment Minister, the very nice Greg Hunt, but I am very grateful that the tap is finally being turned off the great global warming waste: Mr Hunt took his colleagues by surprise when he announced to an industry gathering last November that the […]

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 […]

USA Today Finds Home Solar Panels Not Cost-Effective

August 16, 2013 by

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By Mike Ciandella ~ Are solar panels are the way to a bright future of clean energy – or the way to an empty bank account? On Aug. 14, USA Today profiled a man who built solar panels in his backyard to demonstrate the inefficiency and high costs of solar energy as well as the taxpayer-funded government […]

Solar Energy Embarrassingly Less Productive Than Coal

May 3, 2013 by

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By Rudy Takala ~ A map recently released by the Solar Foundation highlights the industry’s claim that 119,000 Americans are now employed in the solar industry. Its authors exclaim, “The United States solar industry employs more workers than coal mining.” What the map doesn’t touch on is whether solar energy is the most economical energy […]

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 […]

Solyndra to Solar City: Lesson Not Learned in Green Energy Loan

September 9, 2011 by

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By David Kreutzer, Ph.D. Basking in the glow from the $535 million fire left when Solyndra crashed and burned, the Department of Energy is ready to subsidize additional hundreds of millions in loans to solar energy companies. The logic of this latest round is stunning: One company supposedly needs the government subsidy because its cost […]

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 […]

Would They “Save” the Planet Like This if it Was Their Own Cash?

February 22, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt One sign that you’re dealing with a faith rather than a rational belief is that reason – in the form of a cost-benefit analyses – goes out the window: TAXPAYERS will soon be spending several hundred thousand dollars on rooftop solar at Parliament House in Canberra to save just $9500 a year […]

Cate’s Green Act Doesn’t Come Cheap

January 23, 2011 by

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By Andrew Bolt   Cate Blanchett could at least act embarrassed at this transfer of wealth from the poor to the poseur: TAXPAYERS are spending millions of dollars to subsidise the electricity bills of Cate Blanchett’s Sydney Theatre Company and replace in-room fridges with “green” Eskies on Heron Island. Designed to demonstrate solar power and […]

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 […]

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 […]