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State of Maine Proposes Alternative to Net Metering of Rooftop Solar

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Suppose you decide to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system on your home. Unless you decide to also put in a big battery system and maybe a backup generator, you will want … Continue reading

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Lucrative Retirement Plan Includes Solar Energy

The following post is courtesy of Clean Energy Collective and provides a unique angle to investing in solar energy. By Emily Hois, Clean Energy Collective Today’s life expectancy in America is eight years longer than it was in 1970. That’s eight … Continue reading

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Germany Provides Working Model for High-penetration Solar on the Distribution Grid

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor Though in 2012 solar power made up approximately 0.1% of the  electric generation in the United States, solar output has increased sevenfold over the last five years. Is it possible that this … Continue reading

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Is Renewable Power Cheaper Than Coal?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President and Lead Instructor It has for many years been accepted “knowledge” in the electric industry that renewable power simply can’t compete with coal power on price. It’s commonly believed that if we want clean renewable … Continue reading

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Are We On the Cusp of a Transformation in Electric Generation Technology?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics’ President and Lead Instructor The U.S. electric power industry was born in 1882 when Thomas Edison’s Edison Electric Illuminating Company opened a central generating station at Manhattan’s Pearl Street. Soon thereafter a number of small distribution … Continue reading

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Solar Installations Up 66 Percent in Q1 2011 Compared to Q1 2010

by Enerdynamics staff Based on reports of exponential growth from Q1 2010 to Q1 2011, the U.S. solar industry’s future seems as bright as the sun that fuels it. According to the U.S. Solar Market Insight™: Q1 2011 released in … Continue reading

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Can Solar Power on Our Rooftops Compete with Existing Generation on Price?

by Bob Shively, Enerdynamics President Imagine a world in which photovoltaic (PV) solar power installed on the rooftop of your house was a cheaper source of power than the existing fleet of coal, natural gas, nuclear and hydro generating units.  Such … Continue reading

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