Randy Caviness and Community Wind in Iowa – Episode 4 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 7 Mar 2013 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Community wind projects are relatively rare, but allow numerous investors to share in the financial benefits of owning wind power. After the 2008 financial crisis, several projects were successful, tapping limited-time-only federal tax incentives. In March 2013, John Farrell and Wade Underwood spoke with community wind power developer and farmer Randy Caviness about his Green Energy … Read More

Watch: The Future of Energy is Democratic

Date: 20 Nov 2012 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States, Media Coverage | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

eTopia, November 19, 2012 An eTopia News interview with ILSR Senior Researcher John Farrell.  John describes how renewable energy, by its nature, decentralizes the generation of energy and that the dispersion of power generation means local ownership is a natural complement to renewable energy, expanding both its economic and political impact. Click below to watch the … Read More

Comparing Residential Solar Ownership to a Solar Lease

Date: 3 Aug 2012 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 1 Facebooktwitterredditmail

It’s a case study of solar in Ithaca, NY, but it provides a good framework for comparing leasing to ownership in any place in the U.S. Solar Economics in Ithaca, NY Comparing solar ownership to a solar lease can be tricky.  The following analysis examines the value of owning a 5 kW solar PV system which … Read More

1 2 3 4