UTILITY COMPANIES, MANIPULATING THE MARKET, SO YOU HAVE TO RENT YOUR SOLAR ROOF SPACE OUT ?
As far back as the 1930’s, Nikola Tesla, imagined the world lit up, with free and abundant electrical energy. I imagine an America, with solar panel’s on roof tops as far as you can see, wherever, however possible, Citizens only having a water bill to cover, as their only utility !
This would be possible, if Your President and Congress, had or would use our tax dollars to subsidized the price of Solar Energy, opposed to used cars.
Better yet, If the corporations didn’t run our government, and the free market was allowed to correctly adjust price differentials.
We would have seen the market adjust, to allow for a growing Solar Market, you see, the utility companies would have been forced, to invest in solar energy, if they wanted to stay in business and grow America and the world.
IN THAT IT WAS CHEAPER TO BRIBE YOUR DULLY ELECTED CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, AND THAT THEY POSSESSED A LACK OF EMPATHY FOR AMERICANS AND THE WORLD COMMUNITY, WE ARE LEFT WITH SOARING ENERGY PRICES AND FAILING INFRASTRUCTURE.
I will come out of cap’s, but yes, you hold some, if not all the responsibility, for the sham being perpetrated upon you ! Oh and this is the catch, they are sapping Americans funds,and ability to earn, such that we will have to rent our roof space to them, that they might reap the benefits instead of us. There are already ads going up to rent roof space, as their plan is working.
Time to wake up, they have also Militarized *your* Police forces and have Drones hovering above you, for when you decide, you don’t like getting screwed.
Your children will think it normal, as you have cowered for them, and will live life unknowingly, as a serf. Imagine the Solar Panels on your roof tops again, and what good that would do, for you and yours.
Google Is Paying Millions to Steal Your Solar Power !
The search giant is investing $350 million in a fund to cover home solar panel installations
Google is investing $300 million in a fund designed to help people install solar panels on their houses.
The fund is being created by SolarCity, a fast-growing solar energy startup that boasts SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as its chairman. SolarCity has attracted $750 million overall for the fund, which will finance solar panel installations for homeowners in 15 states.
» Homeowners who Install the panels will then Pay SolarCity for the electricity they generate.« read more TIME
They’re trying to slow the adoption of solar energy through lawmakers
Utility companies around the U.S. fear that solar companies and renewable energy incentives will replace traditional electricity.
According to a report from The New York Times, utility companies view rooftop solar energy as a threat to their traditional business model of providing electricity maintaining the grid.
In fact, some utilities have said that they should’ve fought the solar “disrupt” and are currently working to push back against government incentives for the renewable energy.
The utility companies’ worries may seem a little ridiculous at present, considering rooftop solar energy alone accounts for less than a quarter of 1 percent of the nation’s power generation.
However, incentives around the country aim to expand the use of solar power in a big way. For instance, California has a system called net metering, which pays both commercial and residential customers for their excess renewable energy that they sell back to utilities. California pays customers very well through this credit system because the payments are bound to daytime retail rates that customers pay for electricity — such as utility costs to maintain the grid.
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Peco is required to pay net-metering customers the same price for which it sells power. The utility’s price varies each quarter, but it tends to be 9 to 10 cents per kilowatt hour. From 2008 to 2012, it paid almost $196,000.
The California Senate has approved an energy bill that had been the subject of 11th hour wrangling between solar sector advocates and the state’s major utilities. At issue was an amendment that would have effectively eliminated net energy metering (NEM) as a selling point on future residential and commercial photovoltaic installations. The amended bill, which is expected to be accepted by the assembly without further ado, preserves NEM for now but essentially punts the details of its implementation to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and Gov. Jerry Brown.
The utilities want the bill to become law in order to undo a freeze on lower-tiered electricity rates under California’s tiered rate structure. However, the utilities also backed a late amendment that would eliminate the 5% cap each utility uses to calculate rates under the NEM program, expanding future participation but lowering the value of participation for all. Removing the cap eliminates any guarantees on the rates the customer receives for electricity flowing back into the grid from a solar installation.
WHERE WE ARE GOING !
Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing Energy From the Grid TED Talk 2011
What would happen if we could generate power from our windowpanes? In this moving talk, entrepreneur Justin Hall-Tipping shows the materials that could make that possible, and how questioning our notion of ‘normal’ can lead to extraordinary breakthroughs.
5 signs the energy sector is changing fast
5 signs the energy sector is changing fast ~
Perhaps the surest sign yet that things are changing is that utilities are getting decidedly nervous. Sure, some are circling the wagons and seeking to disrupt subsidies for renewables. Others, however, are actively seeking to innovate. One of Germany’s largest utilities, for example, has just decided to entirely restructure its future business model—positioning itself less as a producer of power, and more as an enabler of renewables and other decentralized forms of power generation.
Whether it’s solar prices falling dramatically or green energy providers actually undercutting major utilities , the economics of renewables are nothing like they used to be. As technology improves, this should only get better—not to mention if we finally get serious about putting a realistic price on carbon.Everyone is getting involved