A Solar & Natural Gas Partnership?

December 5, 2013 14:05 by Bill Conway in Cooperatives, Energy, Regulation, Renewables, Utilities  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
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Battery Storage = A Game Changer

January 24, 2013 14:28 by Bill Conway in Energy, Energy Efficiency  //  Tags: , , , ,   //   Comments (0)
The ability to store power in off-peak or low consumption periods in an efficient and cost effective manner could change the electric generation landscape. Battery storage can address the variability of renewable generation and how to more efficiently use renewable resources. [More]

Minnesota Electric Coop Offers Members Solar Power

January 18, 2013 15:09 by Bill Conway in Cooperatives, Energy, Energy Efficiency  //  Tags: , ,   //   Comments (0)
For $869, members of Wright-Hennepin Electric Cooperative can purchase a solar panel, and the output from a solar array, to be built near the electric cooperative’s headquarters. This is an innovative means for residential electric consumers to purchase solar power without the installation requirements of retro-fitting each individual home, not to mention the challenge of evaluating optimal sun exposure. The community solar concept removes the implementation questions surrounding how residential consumers can participate in renewable power projects. [More]

Electric Cooperative Opens Solar Farm

August 21, 2012 10:12 by Bill Conway in Cooperatives, Energy  //  Tags:   //   Comments (0)
Duck River Membership Cooperative opens a solar farm facility, allowing its members to purchase ownership units in return for an energy credit on their monthly bill.  The development of this facility is unique considering it allows the Duck River members to participate in the development of solar energy without the significant capital cost associated with the development of individual systems.   Read more...    

Wind Energy Headed for a Fall Regardless of Tax Policy

July 23, 2012 10:57 by Capital Advisors in Accounting & Tax, Renewables  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Bill Opalka, energybiz.com | March 29, 2012 Senate Subcommittee on Energy, Natural Resources, and Infrastructure  “Even with an extension of a tax credit for wind development, installations will fall precipitously in 2013, a renewable energy investment expert told a Senate committee. And if the production tax credit (PTC) is allowed to expire at the end of 2012, wind development will practically disappear next year," said Ethan Zindler, head of policy analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a market research firm.  Read more

Wind Power Faces Taxing Headwind

July 19, 2012 08:40 by Capital Advisors in Accounting & Tax, Renewables  //  Tags: , , ,   //   Comments (0)
Renewal of the tax credits for wind is caught in the political crossfire and the future will likely not be known until after the November presidential election and has some contemplating layoffs.  Read More:

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