How utilities can adapt when big-box retailers go solar

August 16, 2013 by  
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As more companies install solar panels on their buildings, expect to see some big changes in utility business models.

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SolarShare Bonds Allow Citizens to Finance Local Solar

October 11, 2011 by  
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From solar gardens on someone else’s land to community-owned solar on a brewery roof , we’ve seen plenty of options for people wanting to support solar but not wanting, or not able, to put panels on their own building. John Farrell over at Renewable Energy World reports on SolarShare bonds in Canada

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UK Solar Prices Tumble, Boosting Rush of Installations

July 25, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Solarcentury Earlier this year, my parents installed solar PV panels on their home in England . Not long after, my brother installed solar panels too . As solar prices ahve tumbled, and householders have reported higher than expected returns, more and more households are taking the plunge. (Four of my parents’ neighbors now have solar.) But can it last? And should it?… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Illinois Mandates Utilities to Buy More Solar Power

August 18, 2010 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Part of the State’s 25% Renewables by 2025 Plan Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed two bills into law yesterday (House Bill 6202 and 5429)) that will mandate the state’s utility companies to buy more solar power and protect the right of homeowners to set up solar panels on their homes, provided “certain guidelines” are followed. Read on for more details….

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Earth Has 12% Fewer Mangroves Than Previously Thought, New Satellite Data Reveals

August 18, 2010 by  
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photo: Tim Keegan via flickr We’ve known the world’s mangrove forests have been declining for some time, but new satellite imagery from the US Geological Survey and NASA shows that the situation is worse than we thought: More accurate mapping tells us there are 12.3% fewer mangroves than previously believed…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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A Summer Pavilion Made from 2,000 Beer Crates

August 18, 2010 by  
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Images: University of Applied Sciences in Detmold Like the unassuming but architecturally versatile shipping pallet , a lot can be done with a humble beer crate.

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Australians Will Be Able to Earn $10,000 a Year Supplying Grid From Rooftop Solar

January 6, 2010 by  
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The New South Wales government has just introduced a Solar Bonus Scheme that could have residents earning as much as $10,000 a year to send clean electricity to the grid from solar panels on their own roofs. The incentive is a Feed-in Tariff like the one that was so popular in Germany that they ran out of solar panels last year, and that shook up the global solar market when Spain introduced theirs a few years ago, because they paid enough so that average homeowners could earn money from adding solar panels on their roofs.

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Germany Runs Out of Solar Panels Due to Generous Feed-In Tariff

November 28, 2009 by  
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A burst of new business at the end of 2009 put Germany close to adding a record of solar power to the grid, according to the head of Germany’s BSW solar industry association, Carsten Koernig.

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Yellowstone “Research” Wolf Killed – Wolf Project Data Jeopardized

November 28, 2009 by  
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Gray Wolf pack in Yellowstone National Park Several predator species living within the borders of Yellowstone National Park–most notably the Northern Rocky Mountain gray wolf ( Canus lupus )–are protected from hunting.

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