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Lower Solar Power Prices, Growth & Savings Lead to Reduction in Arizonans’ 2012 Utility Bills

December 16th, 2011 | by Andrew

Arizonans will see a reduction in their 2012 utility bills. Falling solar prices and growing use of solar power among households, business and industry, as well as 2011 renewable energy savings, prompted Arizona Public Service to propose, and the state Corporation Commission to approve a reduction in utility customers' monthly renewable energy tariff. Small solar power installation businesses are concerned about the effect falling homeowner rebates will have on growth, however


New Generation Inverters to Drive Down Cost of Solar Power: Interview with Silicon Valley’s ArrayPower

October 21st, 2011 | by Andrew

The use of semiconductors, digital and solid state electronics is reshaping the architecture of solar power systems. Along with other innovations, this holds out the promise that solar power systems will soon be performing more efficiently, at higher levels and at further reduced costs. ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley start-up, launched its Sequenced Inverter - the first of its kind - at SPI in Dallas this week. Senior company executives spoke with Clean Technica about their technology and company while at the show


Falling Solar Panel Costs are Great for Buyers, Bad for Producers (sort of)

August 30th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor

A recent industry analysis by Lux Research projects the amount of solar power installed is to grow 15.5 percent per year, but revenues are to stay flat, until 2016. A report from Navigant Consulting discovered that the price of solar panels is down almost 20 percent as of August 2011. The information derived from these two reports show that the consumer is poised to benefit from the price reduction, while manufacturers can expect an almost flat profit margin for the next few years


True Value of Solar Power

June 26th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I wrote recently on the costs of wind power and how they compare to the costs of traditional forms of power like coal and nuclear when you take externalities and other subsidies into account. I was going to wait until I wrapped up our "comprehensive wind power page" to write on this topic for solar power, but a new report out from the Institute for Local Self Reliance pushed me into the topic a little early.



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