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Browsing the "interconnection" Tag

HECO, will you be my Valentine?

February 14th, 2014 | by The Alliance for Solar Choice (TASC)

Dear HECO, The sun is golden, The sky is blue, I want my system To interconnect with you Love, Hawaii [&hellip


Enabling More Democratic Energy

January 13th, 2014 | by John Farrell

From outdated technical rules to local permitting to incentive policies, there are opportunities to increase the potential for local solar [&hellip


4 Charts Provide Distributed Solar Lessons from California

September 17th, 2012 | by John Farrell

A new study for the California Public Utilities Commission explores the “Technical Potential for Local Distributed Photovoltaics in California.” Basically, it’s one of the more in-depth analyses of local solar power in the country, suggesting that California has the capacity to add 15 gigawatts (GW) of local solar (20 megawatts and smaller) to its grid by 2020. The study pushes the boundaries of distributed generation by assuming that local solar can be installed sufficient to meet 100% of local demand, far beyond the conservative “15% rule” that utilities typically apply


5th Annual “Freeing the Grid” Report Released

October 22nd, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

Net metering and grid interconnection may not be as sexy as solar panel breakthroughs and consumer products, but I think they are at least as important. And I think the renewable energy advocates and experts who create the annual Freeing the Grid report agree with me. Freeing the Grid is a policy guide that grades all 50 states on two key programs: net metering and interconnection procedures. The 2011 Edition of Freeing the Grid was released this week



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