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Interest Growing in Commercial and Community Microgrids
A ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) judges yesterday will have long-term effects in the solar industry in the US and abroad. The WTO ruled that the US was not playing by the rules when it imposed hefty duties on solar panels from Chinese (as well as other products)
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A ruling by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) judges yesterday that there will have long term effects on the solar industry in the US and abroad. The WTO ruled that the US was not playing by the rules when it imposed hefty duties on solar panels from Chinese (as well as other products).
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Aside from places where microgrids have a track record—educational, industrial, and commercial campuses—commercial and community microgrids are still the domain of early adopters, but the number of people wanting to travel the trail they are blazing is increasing.
"Utilities are under pressure as new technologies become a driving force in the evolution of the country's electricity infrastructure. Renewable energy, microgirds, and distributed generation will forever change the way we manage our electricity, and if the utilities don't evolve their business model and get on board now, they face obsolescence."
ELKTON — The Cecil County Board of Education recently unanimously approved a large solar array project on school-owned land that will help it reduce the school system’s energy costs.
CHESTERTOWN — The town council, meeting Monday, May 19, heard a recommendation that the town apply for a permit to install a solar power array at the wastewater plant.
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Elon Musk just announced details of Tesla's plan to start pumping out lithium ion batteries like M&Ms at its planned "Gigafactory." Obviously, it's big news for electric vehicles as this should bring down the cost of a very expensive component. But it has equal and possibly greater significance for renewable energy.
Spending money on the operations and maintenance (O&M) of photovoltaic (PV) power systems may seem counterintuitive when assessing a project’s revenue stream, but O&M is a critical part of the return on investment from these systems.