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“Solar Concert – 2010.09.25/26″ Part 1 : Intro + 기도 (Prayer) + I’ll Be There Part 2 : 죄인 (Sinner) + Talk Part 3 : Just A Feeling Part 4 : Move + My Girl Part 5 : You’re My Part 6 : I Need A Girl + 니가 잠든 후에 (After Your Fall Asleep) Part 7 : Connection Part 8 : Baby I’m Sorry + Wedding Dress Part 9 : Superstar + Breakdown + Talk Part 10 : 나만 바라봐 (Look At Only Me) Part 11 : (Encore) Where U At + Take It Slow
For those who experience a disaster like a tornado or hurricane, losses can be heartbreaking. Rebuilding after a disaster not only typically requires a large financial investment, but a share of courage, resilience and determination, too.
Massachusetts is encouraging homeowners whose properties were devastated by last year’s tornados to take advantage of green technologies, products and materials as they rebuild their homes. The state is offering an additional incentive to their already long list of Massachusetts solar rebates that help make it affordable for homeowners to rebuild with solar.
Massachusetts has a broad array of existing solar incentive programs, including a state rebate, utility rebates, property tax and sales tax exemptions, tax credits and payments for the solar electricity that residential photovoltaic (PV) systems generate.
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Residents rebuilding in the wake of the tornadoes can now get an additional $ 1.00 per-watt rebate for a residential solar system installation. The program is being operated by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), as part of the state’s Commonwealth Solar II Rebate Program.
The state’s rebate program is structured in tiers, or “adders,” with a base incentive of $ .40 per watt. Homeowners who meet certain low-income requirements may get an additional $ .40/watt. Homeowners with moderate home values are eligible for an additional $ 040/watt. If the solar installation components are produced in Massachusetts, the homeowners get an additional $ .05/watt.
Better yet, homeowners rebuilding from the June 1, 2001 tornado get an additional $ 1.00/watt.
For every megawatt that a home solar system generates, Massachusetts awards homeowners with a Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC). The state also mandates that state public electrical utilities purchase the SRECs. Homeowners are currently making about $ 550 for each SREC.
Utilities may offer their own solar incentive programs, too. The South Hadley Solar Rebate program, for example, offers a $ 1.50/watt rebate.
Massachusetts residents who qualify for the maximum state and federal solar rebates alone can save over 66% on the cost of a home solar system. A deeply-discounted PV system that will save you money for years to come may make starting over a bit easier.
Com o Megawatt Solar, a Eletrosul quer incentivar a expansão da energia solar no Brasil e demais países da América Latina, onde a matéria-prima da geração fotovoltaica — a irradiação solar — é abundante. A usina terá um custo aproximado de R$ 10 milhões, parcialmente financiados pelo Banco de Fomento Alemão KfW. Irá gerar um megawatt-pico — potência equivalente ao consumo de aproximadamente 570 residências. Os módulos fotovoltaicos serão instalados nas coberturas do prédio e estacionamentos da sede da Eletrosul — uma área de aproximadamente 10 mil metros quadrados. A usina será conectada ao Sistema Interligado Nacional (SIN).
- 4 digit LCD reading
- Measuring range is 2000W/m2, 634 BTU / (ft^2 x h)
- Spectral Response 400 to 1000nm
- Wide spectral range and cosine corrected
- Solar heat measurements
General DBTU1300 Solar Power BTU (British Thermal Unit) Meter
List Price: $ 149.99
A cool-down in European solar markets combined with an over-supply of panels from China has led to a massive decline in solar panel prices. Over the last year, prices for solar panels have fallen 50 percent. In the U.S., falling prices spell competition, and many solar providers are hustling to position themselves to take advantage of a rapidly changing solar industry.
While solar panel manufacturers have taken a hit from the 50-percent reduction caused by the glut of supplies, home solar contractors are seeing their profits rise. SolarCity, the nation’s largest residential solar installer, is expected to initiate a public offering this year.
As solar providers stabilize their bottom line, they attract more investors. Previously, investors have been drawn to large-scale solar energy projects, but as the market shifts, they are increasingly backing smaller installation contractors. Investment firms are predicting that if solar brands succeed with public offerings, the market could experience exponential growth.
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Homeowners have enjoyed lower installations costs as well. According to the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s Tracking the Sun report, the cost of installing home PV systems has dropped 43 percent over the last dozen years.
The most recent drop in solar panel prices, however, has been slow to make a difference in what homeowners pay. Savings from lower component prices first impact distributors, integrators and providers before showing up in installed prices.
A fragmented industry makes it harder to pass on savings to customers, too. As yet, there are no major wholesale solar parts distributors. Most solar contractors purchase the various equipment needed for installations from a number of manufacturers, driving up costs.
The industry is beginning to address this issue as well. You can expect to see installation costs continue to drop as players in the competitive solar market find their niche.
Insulate one of the tips of the BX wire to prevent it sparking the machine. Learn how to wire fuses and a charge controller to the DC side of the solar panel from a professional in this free energy conservation video. Expert: Roger Bacon Bio: Roger Bacon is the owner of RGB Home Repair and Renovation in Santa Barbara California. He has experience in all phases of home repair and renovations such as plumbing, heating and solar power. Filmmaker: Diana Bacon
Installation of solar hot water system in South Seattle home. Installation including tanks, pumps, controller and solar collector. Heat pipes are the most effective collector for the northwest. This collector generates hot water even when the temperature is freezing and on cloudy days. Investment recovery for this type system runs four to seven years earned as energy savings on your gas or electric bill. This system will continue generating energy savings every year for its lifetime, twenty-five years.