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Rooftop Solar Energy Tug of War
- Aug 12, 2021 2:30 pm GMT
California has aggressively promoted photovoltaic systems for small and medium facilities – everything from the rooftops of single-family homes to solar parking lot covers for public campuses and private businesses, and medium-sized arrays on farms, ranches and industrial sites. By and large this program has been very successful. The following is from a post from an earlier paper.
In 2006, then-Governor Schwarzenegger signed the Million Solar Roofs Initiative into law, which set a goal of building one million solar energy systems on homes, schools, farms, and businesses throughout the state. Now, the idea that once made international headlines for its “wow factor” is a reality…
The Million Solar Roofs Initiative was also the catalyst for significant job growth in an industry that supports hundreds of local small businesses and over 77,000 jobs — more people than employed in the state’s five largest utilities combined…
As they celebrated the one million solar roofs milestone, solar advocates kept their focus on the future with a call for one million solar-charged batteries by 2025. With today’s batteries, homeowners and businesses can store solar energy for use after sundown or during a blackout. This smooths out prices, takes pressure off the electric grid, and gives consumers a degree of independence previously unheard of…
This post looks at the current battle taking place in the California PUC over continuing the state’s current generous program to encourage solar rooftops, versus the equity imbalance this has created.
Papers Directory, First Quarter 2023 Update
This document contains links to all of the major / educational papers I have written and posted to Energy Central. I originally posted this document at the end of 2018. This quarterly update is at the end of the first quarter (March) of 2023.
Gen 3 Concentrating Solar Power
Many years ago, I felt the technology war for generating power had been won by photovoltaics (PVs). I was right, but I might have missed a few words in this conclusion: “…the technology war for generating electric power… photovoltaics (PVs) plus..
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