You usually find solar panels mounted on top of carports, rooftops and fields but in the vineyards of Northern California, solar panels are found moored on irrigation ponds. Wineries want to go solar in this part of the state but they don’t want to pull out the vines.
Green Mountain Energy, a Texas company providing electricity from green energy sources, offers customers who produce renewable energy from home systems a special buy-back program.
Green Mountain Energy customers with renewable energy installations connected to a power grid are eligible for a buy-back program giving credits for excess energy produced and exported back to the grid.
The state of Nevada is offering incentives for renewable energy use and energy efficiency. A state rebate program is being administered by NV Energy, formerly known as Sierra Pacific Power and Nevada Power. This is known as the Renewable Generations Rebate Program for photovoltaic (PV ), small wind and hydroelectric systems. Originally, this rebate program […]
We all care for our planet, and are concerned at the fast depleting resources. Yet, sometimes we feel that there is nothing that can be done by us at an individual level to help remedy the situation. After all, we have a standard of living that we uphold, and no one is going to make […]
The following incentives are available: Commercial, business and institutional projects: up to $250,000 per year. Non-profit affordable housing developments: up to $200,000 per year ($100,000 per award per year). Municipal renewable energy projects: up to $1 million per year ($500,000 per award per year). Technical and feasibility studies: up to $200,000 per year Renewable energy […]
Palmetto Clean Energy (PaCE) has launched a green-power program designed to encourage the use of renewable energy in South Carolina. PaCE offers premium payments for electricity generated by customer-owned, grid-tied solar and wind-energy systems. Geothermal and small-scale hydro systems are also scheduled to be added to the list of approved systems. This is the result […]
In October 2008, Michigan enacted legislation requiring the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) to establish a statewide net metering program for renewable-energy systems such as Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy. The new program replaces the state’s current net metering program which was based […]
Arizona has issued new net metering rules which apply to all investor-owned and cooperative utilities within Arizona. Under these new rules, net metering becomes available to all customers who generate their own electricity through solar power , wind power, hydroelectric, geothermal, biomass, biogas, combined heat and power (CHP), or fuel cell technologies. No firm kilowatt […]
Whereas there are some who still state that global warming is a myth, others who state the planet is actually getting colder, and still others assert that global warming is part of a natural cycle and has nothing to do with carbon emissions. While everyone is entitled to their own point of view, it would […]