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Posted By Andrew Stone 01-06-2023 12:53 PM
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I agree with you William. EV + Solar + Vehicle-2-Grid are triplets! One argument the naysayers use is "When you charge your EV, you are burning coal". That's where solar and day charging your EV crush that argument. And with V2G, we could achieve distributed grid storage with cars, trucks and buses when ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 12-16-2022 10:51 AM
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I heard the DOE say "commercialization of fusion is still decades away". And yet, fusion is actually 8.3 minutes away. Andrew StonePACE Fund NMCommunity Led Community Solar¡Sí, hablo EspañolRenewable Energy Industry Association board memberNational Community Solar Partnership American Solar Energy ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 07-26-2022 11:24 AM
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Why, that's a cat with a long tail, Kat. What I've noticed from my perch is: 1. Utilities being slow to interconnect solar which might take from their bottom line2. Large balance-of-system costs that take away low PV panel cost savings3. Consolidation of Utilities meaning less local control, oversight ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 07-22-2022 09:17 AM
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We all love our PV electric power - especially paired with battery storage - but SOLAR is so much more. Consider: 7 billion people won't have PVs - but they will have passive solar, solar cooking, solar hot water (even if just a black bag in the sun with a spout), solar food drying, and of course, solar ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 06-21-2022 11:17 AM
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Joe - that's fabulous. The "killer" feature would be a txt alert when your batteries were full and system curtailing energy - or even better, a smart receptacle that always charges your car when your home batteries are full. Andrew StonePACE Fund NMCommercial Solar Lending Renewable Energy Industry ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 06-01-2022 09:09 AM
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Thank you Jill! And our local chapter NM Solar Energy Association is having a Solar Fiesta on the Friday of the conference - here's more context: Press Release For Immediate Release New Mexico Solar Energy Association (NMSEA) Contact: Andrew Stone, andrew@stone.com Free Solar Energy & Electric Vehicle ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 05-17-2022 11:54 AM
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And we just dropped the press release today to learn more about ASES22, NMSEA's 50th Banquet and NMSEA's Solar Fiesta on the final Friday of the conference: N E W S For Immediate ReleaseFor more info contact:Andrew Stone andrew@stone.com Albuquerque to Host the National Solar Conference in June ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 04-11-2022 01:45 PM
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Luther expounded:Recently the host state for the ASES Conference, New Mexico "Recently" as in this coming June 21-24th! Still time to early bird register maybe - I guarantee visitors to the Land of Enchantment will not be disappointed. "Energy Transition with Economic Justice" <-- doesn't the sun fall ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 03-17-2022 09:19 AM
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GCR - ground cover ratio - can be deceptive when a photographer is trying to show off the panels at an angle that hides the space between. Next time you play with https://pvwatts.nrel.gov, on "System Info" page, "Advanced Parameters", "Ground Cover Ratio:", you'll see a current default of ".4" - 40% ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 02-01-2022 10:29 AM
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I'd like to chime in on the "Off grid is great, but it's not going to take us all green" theme that William Fitch brings up. When my grid-connected PV/battery system is full, I begin producing power for my neighbors, reducing transmission and distribution costs for everyone during peak times. There is ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 01-06-2022 10:31 AM
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Can a solar policy researcher provide insight into what is in the Build Back Better bill that affects the Solar industry? I **heard** that Community Solar projects that incorporate workforce training could receive 40% investment tax credit, which would a compelling offer. Andrew StonePACE Fund NMCommercial ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 10-12-2021 09:56 AM
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I see the excitement around using https://www.energy.gov/energysaver/heat-pump-water-heaters. In the summer, the waste "coolth" from heating the water could be used to help cool your house, and in the winter, it could be shunted outside to NOT cool your house. Are there off-the-shelf ducting kits for ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 04-26-2021 11:35 AM
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Thomas has excellent points on the WHY of battery systems. Newer Wood-Mackenzie data than the 2018 Lazard shows exponential growth in batteries at the rooftop and utility scale. FERC order 2222 is unlocking the potential for virtual power plants - the aggregation of many residential batteries to provide ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 02-26-2021 09:19 AM
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These researchers found positive effects of adding PV's to farmland. I agree that CORN - a food - should not be turned into a fuel, but if there are synergistic mutually reinforcing benefits of adding PV's to farmland - especially out here in the desert SouthWest where we have begun to need to shade ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 02-25-2021 12:36 PM
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Achyut, Fellow ASES member and Principal Researcher for Energy and Environment - National Regulatory Research Institute Tom Stanton and I joined a United Solar Neighbors webinar this morning "Exploring Farming and Solar Synergies in Maryland" which had research on actual economic benefits of Agrivoltaics. ...
Posted By Andrew Stone 02-24-2021 10:35 AM
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We don't get much snow in the Middle Rio Grande Valley but we had 4 days last week where I got my daily exercise brooming them clean. "Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice" A 3' length of 1" PVC pipe with a coupler popped onto the end of my Craftsman push broom which had a bit of electrical ...