Browsing All posts tagged under »Rooftop Solar Power«

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 […]

Australian Politics – Labor Party Fail: If Solar Power Is The Cheapest, Why The Need For Subsidies?

November 22, 2018 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Here in Australia, the Labor Party’s Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, environmental spokesman Mark Butler: The cheapest and cleanest replacement power generation is renewable energy. That’s, of course, ignoring the effect it has on the rest of the system, which must supply 24-hour, reliable power. But wait. If renewables […]

Rooftop Solar Companies Will Only Play If The Game Is Stacked In Their Favor

April 6, 2016 by


Three major, but very different, solar entities—that would not exist without such political preference—are now facing demise. By Marita Noon ~ The past couple of weeks have highlighted the folly of the energy policies favored by left-leaning advocacy agencies that, rather than allowing consumers and markets to choose, require government mandates and subsidies. Three major, […]

Why This Governor Opposes A Bipartisan Bill To Subsidize Solar Energy

March 29, 2016 by


By Natalie Johnson ~ Maine Gov. Paul LePage is fighting a bipartisan proposal designed to boost solar power development in the state by a factor of 12, arguing that it would benefit only the wealthy. At a business expo Thursday in central Maine, LePage, a Republican, warned that the solar power bill would increase electricity costs to 22 […]

Coal Fired Irony

August 24, 2015 by


By Anton Lang ~ Not only does Renewable Power fail so comprehensively at replacing coal fired power, it turns out that all existing renewable power plants in Australia will need to replace themselves long before coal fired power ceases operations. There was an article in the media back in April, shown at this link, where […]

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

July 8, 2015 by


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


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


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


“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


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


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


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


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 […]

Renewable Power Australia – Put The Greens On The Electric Power Bill

November 6, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ The price of green madness. As with water desalination plants, the price for solar subsidies (the feed in tariff) should be isolated and identified on all bills so we can all see plainly the cost of listening to greens: Households in the State of Queensland will soon be slugged $240 annually […]

Solar Powered Stupidity

September 19, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Another green scheme, another massive waste of money: Stanwell Corporation, [Queensland’s] biggest power utility, has said the boom in rooftop solar installations has not resulted in any carbon emissions savings… This was because generation of solar electricity did not automatically reduce carbon emissions at base load power stations. Coal-fired power stations […]

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 […]

Renewable Power Australia – More Waste, Thanks To The Greatest Green Scare Ever

June 8, 2012 by


By Andrew Bolt ~ Yet more huge waste, thanks to green politics: THE federal government is paying 10 times its carbon price to cut greenhouse gas emissions at thousands of schools, according to a highly critical audit that warns of safety risks under the program. Labor’s election pledge to install solar panels in every school […]

‘Clean Energy Future’ Australia – Raining On The Renewable Mirage

December 6, 2011 by


By Andrew Bolt So with new hydro projects essentially banned and carbon capture a flop, the Gillard Government will probably need four times the solar and wind generators we have now to reach its 2020 target for renewable energy. That is sure going to cost: ELECTRICITY produced by renewable sources is approaching 10 per cent […]