This is your SolarWakeup for August 1st, 2014

EIA drops some chartastic data on us today. Non-hydro energy production is overtaking hydro. A testament to the renewable energy production increase and the hurdles that the southwest has had with recent droughts. Moreover, many EIA datasets do not include distributed generation. Just wait to see how this replicates in hydro dominated markets around the world….

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This is your SolarWakeup for July 31st, 2014

Lots of coverage of the APS proposal to own 20MW of residential solar rooftops. Let us be clear about one thing. APS wants to own solar, put it into the ratebase (make customers pay for it) and then turn around and say that solar has no demand value. Thus requiring more power plants to be built. Utility owned generation, UOG, is the newest ploy by billion dollar corporations to get rid of the solar industry.

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This is your SolarWakeup for July 30th, 2014

APS wants to put “free” solar panels on homes in Arizona. Also, they are not funding Corporate Commission candidates. Those two sentences remind me of some oceanfront property in Arizona that I would like to sell. Utility owned generation of distributed solar is the ultimate customer squeeze. No value for the homeowner, no value for their neighbors and a cost that will continue all the way to their grandchildren.

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