4 Disadvantages of Solar Energy

March 24, 2017 by  
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Many news outlets have extensively covered the advantages of solar energy, and there are plenty. But very few things in life come with zero downside. Although the cost of solar energy has fallen dramatically in recent years and the technology has…

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India wants to increase solar output by renting rooftops

February 16, 2016 by  
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In a push to expand the country’s solar power capabilities, Indian electric companies are urging potential customers to rent out their rooftops to host solar panels. Their first target? Large industrial and commercial electricity consumers. Not only do the companies that host the panels end up with a significant discount on their power bill compared to the cost of local utilities, but developers save money on the most expensive aspect of solar development — the cost of purchasing large amounts of land to host their renewable energy projects . Read the rest of India wants to increase solar output by renting rooftops

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Here’s how microgrids and utilities are getting along

October 30, 2015 by  
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As the cost of solar goes down and the capacity of energy storage goes up, microgrids are challenging the traditional utility model, which some utilities see as an opportunity.

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Holy Urban Gardening: Baltimore Preaches Gardening UP

October 27, 2015 by  
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As the cost of fuel continues to rise, more and more people are realizing the importance of supporting local businesses – especially local farms. It’s one of the reasons urban gardening is becoming so popular. Not only is it good karma to keep your…

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30% Tax Credit Reduces Cost Of Residential Solar…For Now

September 4, 2015 by  
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Solar energy has had many record-breaking years recently. The price of components has plummeted, production has ramped up, and the U.S. has an attractive federal tax credit that takes a big chunk out of the cost of a solar system. If you are…

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Questions to ponder as the future electric grid takes shape

July 29, 2015 by  
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Imagining an electric grid where energy is collected from many distributed sources and where the cost of carbon and grid efficiency are reflected in pricing.

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The case against listening to customers

June 22, 2015 by  
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Customers don’t know the cost and effort it takes a company to change even one ingredient. How can they always be right?

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U.S. Set to Blow $2.8 Trillion by Sitting in Traffic

October 16, 2014 by  
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Congestion will cost the U.S. $2.8 trillion over the next 16 years. It’s a boggling figure – but that’s exactly what a new report by the Seattle-based INRIX and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has found. The direct and indirect costs of staring at tail lights and picking our noses reached $124 billion last year, and that figure is set to rise by 50 percent to $186 billion per year in 2030. Read the rest of U.S. Set to Blow $2.8 Trillion by Sitting in Traffic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous car , cebr , congestion , congestion cost , cost , environmental cost , inrix , Pollution , self-driving car , smart traffic , traffic cost , traffic jam

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost of Food Waste

December 10, 2013 by  
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Did you know that every year about 1.3 billion tons of food go to waste? That’s about a third of all food produced – and yet 870 million people are undernourished around the world. NeoMam Studios just created a new infographic for DebtAdvisoryCentre.co.uk that explores the true cost of food waste and shines a light on the causes and solutions to this pressing issue. Check out the full infographic after the break! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: The Cost of Food Waste Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable agriculture” , agriculture , efficiency , food waste , infographic , Produce , sustainable food , sustainable lifestyle , sustainable produce , the cost of food wastage        

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Can personalization help Opower scale demand response?

September 17, 2013 by  
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Using smart meter data and 'behavioral analytics,' Opower says it can cut the cost of residential demand response by 60 percent. 

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