This is your SolarWakeup for August 25th, 2016

Last week I told you about the new report from Nevada, this time with different results. Today you can read and hear all about rate design, in some cases with some utility driven cosmetic surgery. I like SEIA’s straight forward talk about the report, not only because I agree, but also because solar really does help all consumers. Tom Kimbis is showing what SEIA can be for our industry by speaking out for what is right. After all, solar doesn’t shift cost, it simply shifts the need for utilities to build more power plants which makes them less money. Net metering is simple and rate design is there for utilities to make solar savings calculations complicated. In today’s podcast you will hear how the solar industry is working to make it simpler for savings to be shown to consumers. Our industry is aligned on this. Complicated rate design is another attempt to stop the progress we have made.

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This is your SolarWakeup for August 24th, 2016

The importance of solar on schools has always been high on my list. A question from a school board architect got me into solar and putting on schools project in New Orleans made me realize what kind of impact solar curriculum could have on kids. Think about it, how often do you get questions about solar from adults that should be taught to kids. How does it make energy? Does it go into a battery? It keeps the lights on if the power goes out, right? We all get the questions and we need to do more to teach kids about solar. A start would be to put it on every school in the Country, use the energy savings to buy more books and computers and make sure that every teacher can educate the next generation on how solar works. Since 2008, I have owned solaronschools.com but have never done anything with it. If you have a good idea, reach out and let’s put it to use.

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