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Browsing the "Decentralized Solar" Tag

Germany Moving Away from Solar Parks to Rooftop Schemes

June 22nd, 2012 | by Nicholas Brown

According to a recent McKinsey study, more than half of all installed solar power generation capacity worldwide could be from rooftop setups under which people generate their own electricity, rather than buying it from a typical centralized power plant.


1st Community-Owned Solar Farm in Australia Coming Soon..

October 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

It was recently announced that construction was about to begin on Australia's first community-owned solar farm, in Queensland's Hervey Bay. Ingenero, a Queensland solar company, was awarded the contract to build the 396-kW solar farm. In addition to the solar farm project, it was also announced that ABB Australia had been awarded a contract to build a 266-kW solar panel system at the Hervey Bay Hospital


Small- AND Large-Scale Solar Needed

June 1st, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Well, I don't think it will come as much surprise, but following up on a CleanTechnica post from last month on the merits of small-scale solar compared to large-scale solar, I thought I'd share parts of a new piece by Solar Energy Industries Association President & CEO Rhone Resch on why we need both (with a little commentary of my own)


Why Big Solar is a Colossally Bad Idea (10 Reasons Decentralized Solar is Much Better)

April 27th, 2011 | by Aaron Fown

Of late there has been much talk about moving towards a solar energy future. This is a positive development (albeit one that is almost too late) and has been driven, no doubt, by recent studies that have shown that solar and wind power are now amongst the cheapest forms of power generation, several critical breakthroughs in related fields, and big moves by some major players. However, it seems that a lot of money is being thrown at a particular type of solar power plant; massive centralized solar plants. It is my opinion that this is a massive mistake



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