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One Year of Energy Self-Reliant States: Greatest Hits

| Written by John Farrell | No Comments | Updated on Oct 20, 2011 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Happy Birthday!What articles did Energy Self-Reliant States readers like the most?  Judging by page traffic, the best stories were those that highlighted the falling cost of solar and the value of local solar compared to other sources. 

Here are the top 10 stories from our 1st year:

  1. Astonishingly Low Distributed Solar PV Prices from German Solar Policy 
  2. Home Solar Cheaper Than Every Concentrating Solar Power Plant
  3. Distributed Solar Power Worth Far More Than Electrons
  4. Pricing CLEAN Contracts – feed-in tariffs – for Solar PV in the U.S. 
  5. Why tax credits make lousy renewable energy policy
  6. Smaller Generation Incites Largest Renewable Energy Gains
  7. Distributed Solar PV Beats Grid Prices with “Balance of System” Cost Reductions
  8. Distributed, Small-Scale Solar Competes with Large-Scale PV
  9. Over 80 Percent of German PV Installed on Rooftops
  10. Centralized v. Decentralized Clean Energy – We May Have to Choose

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John Farrell directs the Energy Democracy initiative at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and he develops tools that allow communities to take charge of their energy future, and pursue the maximum economic benefits of the transition to 100% renewable power.


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