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Browsing the "small-scale solar" Tag

$10 Million SunShot Prize for Cheap Rooftop Solar

September 13th, 2012 | by Tina Casey

The U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program has just kicked off a new round in a $10 million solar power competition designed to lower the cost of solar power, pretty much down to where a small rooftop solar installation could be a reasonable investment for practically anyone in the country. If you're thinking that means building a better solar cell, that's not it. Instead, the Most Affordable Rooftop Solar Prize is aimed at encouraging the solar industry to figure out ways to lower the "soft costs" of solar power


German Small Solar Cheaper Than U.S. Big Solar

September 28th, 2011 | by John Farrell

The U.S. has a hodge-podge of utility, state and federal tax-based incentives. The Germans have a comprehensive feed-in tariff, providing CLEAN contracts (in the U.S. parlance) to anyone who wants to go solar (or wind, or biogas, etc). What does that mean for the price of solar


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)



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