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New Report: Energy Storage in the U.S. on Pace for a Record-Breaking 2015

New Report: Energy Storage in the U.S. on Pace for a Record-Breaking 2015 | green infographics | Scoop.it

“The U.S. energy storage market is on pace for a record-breaking year.

According to the latest U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, a quarterly report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA), the United States deployed 5.8 megawatts of energy storage in the first quarter of the year. That's up 16 percent over the first quarter of 2014.

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Americans Rate Their Utility Companies

Americans Rate Their Utility Companies | green infographics | Scoop.it

There are choices for many things in life, but, there is one thing — unless you live completely off the grid — that we don’t have a choice in, and that’s dealing with a utility company. So how do Americans feel about their power company? And how does that change depending on what company they use and whether they use solar or grid power?
1Bog polled more than 200 utility customers to find out how they’d grade their utility company. Each was asked to provide a letter grade for their general happiness with their utility company, and that company’s commitment to renewable energy sources. Each grade was given a number based on: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, and F=1. Nationwide, people enjoyed throwing the “C” grade around. Nationwide general happiness, “C”. Commitment to renewable/green sources of energy, “C”. For both sides, the main area for improvement whether using solar or grid power, was pricing/fairness of pricing. With many homeowners or renters who switched to solar power still having concerns about whether or not they’re being fairly compensated for energy fed back into the grid...

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INFOGRAPHIC: How it Works, the Solar Decathlon Microgrid

INFOGRAPHIC: How it Works, the Solar Decathlon Microgrid | green infographics | Scoop.it

The Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges 20 collegiate teams from around the world to design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient and attractive. 

The houses are built over a two year period on campuses across the world, and are then shipped to Irvine, California- the competition itself consists of 10 contests, one being on Energy Balance, measuring the net energy each house produces and consumes.

One of the most important aspect to this concept is the micro-grid solution — the connection between the houses and the local utility to provide excess solar energy to the grid.  Each team’s house is equipped with a bidirectional utility meter that enables power flow to and from the electrical utility and a net metering system to record energy consumption and PV energy production.

Here's how it works...

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David Parr's curator insight, October 22, 2013 1:35 PM

Always wondered how this competition was organised. Pretty cool way of trying to set a benchmark for designs.

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How Much Does Solar Cost in Your State?

How Much Does Solar Cost in Your State? | green infographics | Scoop.it

Solar is a great way to get yourself free from the power grid and take control of your own energy generation, while also helping to drastically lower your impact on the environment. Solar panels last a long time too, once you’ve installed them, they often provide reliable power for well over 20 years, silently generating electricity with little to no maintenance. Sounds great! So why are people slow to implement this fantastic technology?

The initial cost of solar is sometimes prohibitive for families, especially if their energy needs are high. This graphic uses over 45,000 results from their online solar cost estimation tool to show what you can expect, on average, in your state.
The graphic explores four points: how much solar costs in your state, what you could save every month, what you could save over time, how long your solar setup will take to pay for itself. Not surprisingly, sunny states like California tend to have some of the lowest prices on solar, while also providing some of the highest savings over time. However, that doesn’t mean northerns states can’t make financial sense: New York state provides such good incentives on solar purchases, you can actually pay off your system faster there than in California...

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