solar photovoltaic

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drbrucedale
By drbrucedale on Tue, Apr 5, 2016 - 7:00am

suggestions on solar electricity system in Michigan

We live near Lansing, Michigan, perhaps not the greatest location for solar PV.  But we have a very large south facing roof that seems almost ideal for solar PV and it is nearing time to replace the roof anyway.  

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gnltabor
By gnltabor on Thu, Mar 24, 2016 - 8:42pm

Saving on electricity?

Electricity is the foundation of modern living.  We use it to heat, cook, light, and power devices such as phones, computers, and TV's, toasters, coffee pots, etc.  Some people are powering yard equipment like lawn mowers, weed whackers, landscape lighting, decorative fountains, hot tubs, swimming pools, and even PEV automobiles today with electricity.  Now some of you may be using natural gas to cook, run your clothes dryer, water heater, and furnace, but even these devices today usually have electronic ignition, electric powered blowers, and electrically power

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HughK
By HughK on Mon, Mar 24, 2014 - 8:52am

Solar Power Cooperatives

As I wrote in a post in the Michael Shuman interview thread, I have joined a solar power cooperative here in my area of Switzerland and I would like to share what I know so far about how this cooperative works, and also some of the technical aspects of the solar centers that it maintains, in the hope that others with experience with either individual solar systems or members of other solar cooper