Ogdensburg solar projects could produce 90 percent of city’s municipal power

Ogdensburg solar projects could produce 90 percent of city’s municipal power

Commercial Solar
A consortium project led by Jefferson-Lewis County BOCES could help Ogdensburg generate more than 90 percent of its municipal power with solar panels saving millions of dollars over the next 25 years. Ogdensburg recently agreed to participate in a solar project that would allow the city produce up to 2.2 MW of power with solar panels. [adinserter block="1"] A separate solar project that should be up a running October will produce 1.1 to 1.2 MW of solar power. Ogdensburg City manager John Pinkerton says the city’s total usage is 3.7 projects and if things go well the city could be producing 3.4 MW of that power with solar panels. Although the consortium only recently finalized it’s membership and executive committee, Pinkerton said he believes the projects could be completed in…
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From the Boston Globe: Are solar panels worth it?

From the Boston Globe: Are solar panels worth it?

Solar Panels, Studies
The deluge of data and the pressure to install solar panels can be debilitating. We shine some light on the murk. You’ve seen them on your neighbors’ roofs. Solar panels are popping up everywhere now, and so are the ads for them. It’s no wonder — harnessing energy from the sun appeals to everyone from carbon-cutting environmentalists to grid-wary doomsday preppers. But the real growth has been driven by average homeowners with a much simpler motive: saving money. In fact, a recent study by North Carolina State University ranked Boston second among the nation’s largest 50 cities in terms of the potential savings available to residents who install solar. (No. 1? New York City.) Just how much money? The average Massachusetts household paying $100 a month for electricity can save…
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Massachusetts Solar Bill Raises Net Metering Caps, Looks to Replace SREC Program

Massachusetts Solar Bill Raises Net Metering Caps, Looks to Replace SREC Program

incentives, Net Metering, Politics, SREC
// Greentech Media: Headlines This past Friday, Governor Charlie Baker filed a solar bill in Massachusetts. That fact alone -- the act of filing a bill, without regard to its content -- was welcome news for the solar industry and solar customers in the state. With non-residential net-metering solar development capped in the 171 cities and towns in National Grid service territory, and the ITC cliff fast approaching, legislative action this fall to lift the net-metering caps is the critical priority for Massachusetts solar advocates, and the clock is ticking. Now, after the Senate passed a net-metering cap increase two weeks ago, and after the governor acted on Friday, a bill appears within reach. That is great news. But what about the content of the Baker administration’s proposal?  What’s in…
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