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Sweden's King Embraces Solar With Panels on His Stockholm Palace
Sweden's King Embraces Solar With Panels on His Stockholm PalaceWorkers this week started to install solar panels on the royal palace in central Stockholm. Over 600 units will be mounted on the roof over the next six weeks. The building, which dates back to the 18th century and has almost 600 rooms, is being fitted out ...read more
Source: Bloomberg L.P.
Published on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:01:00 GMT
In California, people without rooftop solar panels pay a $65 per year subsidy to those with them
In California, people without rooftop solar panels pay a $65 per year subsidy to those with themSolar power is a wonderful thing but the benefits are not evenly distributed. UPDATE: A commenter points to a Brookings Institute study Rooftop solar: Net metering is a net benefit. which clearly contradicts the back of the envelope article I reference and ...read more
Source: TreeHugger
Published on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:31:00 GMT
Manhattan college takes lead on green energy by setting up vast array of solar panels
Manhattan college takes lead on green energy by setting up vast array of solar panelsHigh above the fume-spewing cars and trucks near the Holland Tunnel in Tribeca is a huge hint of the "green," fuel-saving happenings at the nearby Borough of Manhattan Community College — the largest array of energy-grabbing solar panels in Manhattan ...read more
Source: New York Daily News
Published on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:30:00 GMT
Poking tiny dents into solar panels makes them work better
Poking tiny dents into solar panels makes them work betterPutting a dent in solar cells may actually make them more efficient. It could even pave the way to solar cells that break a fundamental limit on how much energy the material can absorb. Solar cells work via the photovoltaic effect, in which light imparts ...read more
Source: New Scientist
Published on Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:05:00 GMT
Cities can raise your property taxes for adding solar panels, Tax Tribunal rules
Cities can raise your property taxes for adding solar panels, Tax Tribunal rulesANN ARBOR, MI - Residential solar panels are not common enough to be exempt from taxation. That was the central point in Michigan Tax Tribunal Judge Steven Lasher's final opinion filed March 12 in a case involving Ann Arbor residents Mark Clevey and Nancy ...read more
Source: MLive
Published on Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:13:00 GMT
Solar panels get a much-needed design makeover
Solar panels get a much-needed design makeoverLet’s face it: no one has ever characterized a solar panel as being particularly attractive. In fact, they’re eyesores. While the environmental and business cases for photovoltaics are relatively easy to make, their aesthetic dimension has long been a ...read more
Source: The Architect's Newspaper
Published on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:57:00 GMT
China made solar panels cheap. Now it’s doing the same for electric buses.
China made solar panels cheap. Now it’s doing the same for electric buses.It is now more or less taken for granted that solar panels are getting cheaper and cheaper. But that didn’t just happen — solar PV did not jump onto that trajectory on its own. After all, solar panels have been around for decades, but they didn’t ...read more
Source: Vox
Published on Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:37:00 GMT
Court sees if church solar panels break electricity monopoly
Court sees if church solar panels break electricity monopolyRALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's highest court is taking up a case that could force new competition on the state's electricity monopolies. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider the Utilities Commission's decision to fine clean-energy ...read more
Source: Houston Chronicle
Published on Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:24:00 GMT
Court to see if Greensboro church's solar panels break electricity monopoly
Court to see if Greensboro church's solar panels break electricity monopolyRALEIGH — North Carolina's highest court is taking up a case that could force new competition on the state's electricity monopolies. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday will consider the Utilities Commission's decision to fine clean-energy advocacy group ...read more
Source: Winston-Salem Journal
Published on Sun, 15 Apr 2018 11:47:00 GMT
Solar Panels at Fraternity House
Solar Panels at Fraternity HouseBelow is the closed-captioning text associated with this video. Since this uses automated speech to text spelling and grammar may not be accurate. to help the environment. "pi kappa alpha" installed solar panels. there are 75 of them! you can see the ...read more
Source: WTHI-TV
Published on Wed, 18 Apr 2018 19:38:00 GMT