Report: Oregon Looks At Knocking Down Barriers to Expand Distributed Generation

Date: 14 Mar 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The Oregon Public Utility Commission [OPUC] issued a report, "Distributed Generation in Oregon: Overview, Regulatory Barriers and Recommendations. The report describes how customers and utilities are using DG technologies, their benefits, as well as current and projected costs. This report stands out since very few states have devoted resources to investigate policy options to increase distributed generation.

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California Seeks A Million Solar Roofs by 2018

Date: 9 Mar 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In late February, California Governor Schwarzenegger’s office released the details of the California Million Solar Roofs bills (SB 1 and SB 1017). The two bills together will create a ten-year incentive program to help Californians install one million solar electric rooftops on homes and businesses throughout the state by 2018.

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Comparing Solar Electric Policies in the U.S.

Date: 16 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Top notch researchers, Ryan Wiser and Mark Bolinger, from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have presented estimates showing how solar electric power goals established in California will beat the expected PV installations in six states (and Washington DC) that have solar power requirements as part of their renewable energy portfolio standards.

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Report: High Value for Solar Power During Peak Times

Date: 15 Feb 2005 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

A recent report done for the Vote Solar Initiative shows that on-peak solar electricity has a value of between 23 and 35 cent per kilowatt-hour. The January 2005 report was authored by Ed Smeloff, formerly on the board of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and a long-time solar energy advocate.

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