March 4th, 2018 | by Danny Parker
I’ll close the series by offering two small informational gifts to my patient readers. One is my thoughts on how the Florida Public Service Commission might provide the right signals to help us to make better progress in the Sunshine State. After all, the utilities are simply doing what they can to maximize their profits within the rules of being a regulated monopoly. The rules are the problem
January 29th, 2018 | by Danny Parker
For several years now, there have been increasing complaints from utilities about the resulting load shape from owners with solar systems. This is the so called “duck curve” which has gotten a lot of attention from utility alarmists. In some sense, it has been a way of claiming that rooftop solar is a profound problem for utilities. We will show here that this problem can be (and will be) solved
April 8th, 2017 | by Chris Dragon
Welcome back to our series of guides covering how to power your life with renewable electricity. If you're new to this series, check out the introduction in Part 1. In Part 3, we covered cutting gasoline use. Now, on to heating your home with electricity!