Community Shared Solar and Urban Neighborhoods

by Ritu Jain on September 6, 2013

Aired on Sept. 4, 2013 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM ET

In this free 90 minute webinar, solar experts explore emerging approaches to Community Shared Solar. This solar development model allows consumers to lease or purchase the output of a solar project, with each participant receiving a share of the benefits-usually credited to their utility bill. The panelists discussed approaches that maximize the benefits for participants and for the community at large, in part through utility innovation.

Solar expert Dave Buemi, Senior Director, Federal Markets for Gehrlicher Solar Americas Corporation, moderated the session.

Panelists:

Joe Bourg, Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Energy, LLC
Jill Cliburn, Principal, Cliburn and Associates, LLC

David Beavers, Principal, The Cadmus Group

Download the Community Shared Solar and Urban Neighborhoods webinar pdf.

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Patti March 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

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Matty April 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Alexandra is almost right. You would have to get DC pweored lights and pumps, and it would only run when the sun is shining brightly. Solar panels do not produce AC power directly. If you really want to do it, you will need:1. Find out how much power your pump(s), heater, and lights draw. You must know this to size your system. You must have enough solar collection, enough battery power, and the correct size charge controller and inverter.2. Buy everything you need (Probably about $500 or more)3. Pay another $200 bucks or so to get it installed.4. Enjoy, it may pay for itself in 20 years.If you are serious about paying a lot more for your power to help the environment, You would probably be much better off to just talk to your power company about installing the smallest system you can in your house that would allow you to sell power to the grid. That way you don’t need batteries. The power you generate would just be a negative (credit) on your bill. It wouldn’t be specifically for the tanks, but would save the energy anyway.Good Question. Most people don’t know what it takes to use Solar and how expensive it is. I do. It is a great and wonderful thing, but not as easy as most would think.

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