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Posted By Scott Sklar 11-11-2022 10:03 AM
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True for me too. I have a Nissan SL, 200 amp service - powered by PV, in fact, and no problems. Scott _____________________ Scott Sklar, President, The Stella Group, Ltd., VA Phone: 703-522-3049 direct) E-mail: solarsklar@aol.com Website: www.TheStellaGroupLtd.com Adjunct Professor & Sustainable Energy ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 08-13-2022 06:13 PM
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Here a good article that gives you are great summary.. Scott Sklar Diving into the Inflation Reduction Act's tax credits and the ambitious plan to reshape the US energy sector Published Aug. 9, 2022 By Mona Dajani SOURCE: https://www.utilitydive.com/news/diving-into-the-inflation-reduction- ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 07-22-2022 10:06 AM
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There are a small percentage of PV panels (modules) that die, mostly due to the fact that the resin that seals the glass over the solar material has microscopic holes which allow moisture to penetrate inside the PV module itself and shorts-out connections. This happens less and less frequently as our ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 05-06-2022 11:04 AM
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I agree with this statement: "But in the big picture the utility deserves some compensation for use of their system, and for being the supplier of last resort at night or when your battery is low. " But I disagree with the approach most State PUC's are implementing fees. Every rate payer should be ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 04-28-2022 11:20 AM
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The basis for selling electricity to the electric grid, as established in the late 1970's by passage of the Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), required a "fair & reasonable rate" for the electric power. "Fair and reasonable" was based on a principle of "avoided cost" which is "what it ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 04-21-2022 06:02 PM
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Robert, you don't say what State you are in. If there is an SEIA state or regional industry chapter or an ASES Chapter, they usually have efforts to lobby on net metering issues with State legislatures, and at the Public Utility Commissions. I actually do not agree with you on fees. In the State of ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 03-18-2022 01:18 PM
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Joe is exacty right. Ductless heating is the way to go and the higher the building insulation, the better. MY office has R-45+ insulation with a minisplit MY house has R-38 insulation with a direct-exchange geothermal heat pump. Both powered by olsar and works like a charm - even in 15 degree F weather ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 03-16-2022 11:38 AM
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Keith, You are right, but I must say , conventional high-value energy efficiency andrenewable energy do fine. I mean I have R-38 insulation and double-pane, argon filled, low-eCoating windows on my home, with thermal barrier paint underMy roof, solar water heating (with a. Pv-circ pump) and a direct-Exchange ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 02-17-2022 11:43 AM
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Yes, this is your solution. - Scott Sol Ark will soon release a 15k inverter, which can receive/discharge 15kw from any source, which makes more sense in my mind. I will definitely be considering making that switch when it becomes available. Until then, maybe someone can help me navigate a way to get ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 02-15-2022 10:18 AM
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I am sorry you are having this experience. My suggestion is as follows, since I ran the national SEIA for 15 years and had to deal with these issues: First, create a file of all the letters, e-mail, contract, etc to document the timeline and issues Second, if you have a state or regional chapter ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 01-31-2022 07:37 PM
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I recently had racoons trying to chew my roof - so I had a roofer put metal plates under the shingles they'were gnawing, and put on squirrel guards around my photovoltaics and solar thermal panels -- and the pesky racoons seem to have looked else where. - Scott ------------------------------ Scott Sklar ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 01-27-2022 10:51 AM
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Steve, I would consider utilizing a small geothermal system to "up the heat". You have some good geothermal heat pump companies in Maine. While rock-bin storage works, so can hybrid approsches with trombe walls https://www.nrel.gov/docs/legosti/fy98/22834.pdf Stay warm ! - Scott Scott Sklar ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 01-19-2022 10:15 AM
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I have two buildings in Arlington, VA totally self-powered - my home and also a small 2-story office building. The first key action was to maximize energy efficiency - R-38 insulation (R-50 2nd floor ceilings), thermal barrier paintin attic, double-pane argon-filled windows with low-e coatings, Energy ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 01-13-2022 08:27 PM
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Yes, the affiliated SEIA Chapters have informed consumer affairs offices in cities, counties, and states, on absolutely false advertising. But that is different than interpretations of percentages of efficiency and payback - since in many cases that depends on the undelying assumptions. So if you see ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 01-07-2022 11:04 AM
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The Build Back Better bill which passed the US House of Respresentatives in December 2021 is log-jammed in the US Senate due two objections by two Democratic Senators - Joe Manchin (W VA), and Krysten Sinema (AZ). Manchin who derailed the proposal two weeks ago is back to the negotiating table. Sinema ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 12-31-2021 11:58 AM
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The 40% number is NOT a peeer-reviewed number. Most studies have it around 17%, and in my own experience, I think that number is closer to reality. And frankly, if roof joists can't hold solar, it means. the roof needs a replacement anyway. And with higher wind and more extreme weather from climate ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 11-01-2021 06:41 PM
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I am not sure the CEPP plan made sense. 32 States have Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards, and discussions have moved to more and a higher array of tax credits for energy efficiency, the entire portfolio of renewable energy and energy storage. Payments to utilities will take longer to create rules ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 10-08-2021 09:19 AM
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I had 116 tour on Sunday, October 3rd here in Arlington, VA which is about half as usual. I sent in an idea for ASES and it's Chapters to focus on sectional media outlets for: 1. engineers., architects, home builders 2. teachers, professors, students 3. local government planners, environment ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 09-23-2021 02:14 PM
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You can actually go on Trojan's web site for a dealer, but these guys carry them routinely - https://www.solaris-shop.com/trojan-premium-spre-06-415-flooded-6v-415ah-battery/ Scott Sklar President The Stella Group, Ltd. Arlington, VA 22201 E-mail: solarsklar@aol.com Website: www.TheStella ...
Posted By Scott Sklar 03-12-2021 09:49 AM
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I have had solar water heating since 1985, which has operated flawlessly for these 35 years, and my PV battery systems in both my home and also in my office building have been operating 33 years and 27 years respectively. My 20 year old company blends clean energy technologies - high-value energy efficiency, ...