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BennoBlue

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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:18:08 AM

Connecting distributed generation solar projects to the electrical grid may have just gotten much faster and cheaper, potentially boosting both the US solar industry and overall grid reliability.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) yesterday published a set of regulatory reforms intended to streamline the grid interconnection process for mid-sized solar projects that meet certain technical standards. If approved, the reforms could double the amount of solar qualifying for “fast track” interconnection in the US.
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Jeff1944
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 10:05:39 PM

Only the huge conglomerate wind and solar systems get the tax breaks. Unfortunately with the debt crisis, we should NOT be subsidizing industry, instead let the free market reign! This is pork barrel as well.
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batloverNM
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 6:57:39 PM

Great news. We need that clean solar energy to power EVs.
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crep1291
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:39:31 PM

Good news.
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qwerty17
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:40:52 PM

i like ferc.
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lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:35:57 PM

I'm always a bit wary of government efforts to "streamline" anything. History indicates a poor track record.
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 12:23:48 PM

Coming soon - too much power during the day and too little at night
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sljbc475
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:40:43 AM

Time to integrate solar, wind, and the electric grid for all of us to benefit from the cost savings.
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 11:16:37 AM

Ya they burn differently!
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joekool1
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 4:24:46 AM

i sense a glitch in the force luke
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djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:07:53 AM

Here we go again. Obama sticking his hand in our pockets until we tip over to give a few people a better deal on energy that costs 4 to 6 times the price of coal powered energy.
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pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 3:04:06 AM

Cheaper for them, but more cost to us, because of their greed
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 2:13:30 AM

REAL inter-grid distribution is needed............................
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Cothrom
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:34:22 AM

Solar has been advancing/growing for a few decades now. Time will tell but hopefully the kinks will work out finally
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btex49
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 1:20:54 AM

Sounds like good news... however, this smells like Obama intervention and this administration has a cursed touch, whatever it touches in the green energy field, rots.
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