[FoRK] Solar power hits suburbia (Christian Science Monitor)
Gregory Alan Bolcer
gbolcer at endeavors.com
Thu Feb 12 10:48:31 PST 2004
Our local power company has a vested interest
in people not selling power back onto the grid and
they enforce it by making the safety and reliability
regulations so overburdening for individual sites
(upwards of $50k) that it's rarely done. That's
a completely separate issue than technology. I would
argue that some of the technology is far ahead in this
area due to dramatic federal funding.
Sandor Spruit wrote:
> Yup. I know some examples, litterally around the corner, of projects
> where some new 'energy balanced' houses were built a couple of years
> ago. They supposedly give as much to the grid as the take from it. The
> entire neighbourhood comes with solar cells on the roof, by default.
> Unless I'm mistaken, this is one of the larger 'solar projects' in Europe.
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