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The future of home-based solar power is on the line in Nevada, as solar advocates and utility companies debate how to regulate so-called 'net energy metering' rates for customers using solar panels connected to the grid. NewsHour's John Larson reports.
Frank Sesno reports on the Ivanpah solar thermal plant, a 400 megawatt facility that uses mirrors to reflect sunlight onto energy towers instead of burning coal to make steam.
702-379-3401 htpp://www.DaveRadcliffeVegas.com The PUC has voted to take away benefits of solar customers and charge them more to contribute to green energy! This is Nevada politics at its worst! Stand up and be heard! Let them now this is not OK! Dave Radcliffe, The Radcliffe Group Keller Williams Realty Southwest 702-379-3401
Jan. 28 -- SolarCity, America’s largest manufacturer and leaser of solar panels, was welcomed into Nevada with economic incentives. But then Nevada’s Public Utilities Commission started charging homes with solar panels more to use the public grid. This is bigger than a fight over solar energy - Nevada Energy, is part of Warren Buffett’s business empire, and Elon Musk is behind SolarCity. The outcome of fight in Nevada could set the course for solar energy adoption across the country. (Video by Ali Withers)
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(https://www.24hoursofreality.org) Property Brother Jonathan Scott talks with Sarah Backhouse about installing solar panels on his home, what's happening with solar in Nevada, and other tips to make your home more environmentally friendly during 24 Hours of Reality: The Road Forward.
Harry Reid’s home state dealt a lethal blow Tuesday to rooftop solar power — the latest skirmish of a nationwide green energy battle that has pitted the Senate Democratic leader against his favorite target, the Koch brothers. The move by Nevada’s utility regulator, which voted to slash the economic incentives for homeowners to install solar panels, was most immediately a showdown between billionaires Warren Buffett, owner of the state’s largest power company, and Elon Musk, whose SolarCity is the nation’s largest installer of panels that create electricity from the sun. But it also served as a proxy fight in a national struggle about states’ green energy programs, in which free-market groups backed by industrialists Charles and David Koch have fought to roll back incentives that they argue...
This power plant is about 50 miles west of Las Vegas near the Primm fashion outlets shopping mall. It is like 3500+ acres, won't miss it from highway I-15 before you cross the stateliness from California into Nevada. It uses 170K+ heliostats (computer controlled mirrors) that direct sunlight to the 3 heating towers. It produces 300+ MW of power. See http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivanpah_Solar_Power_Facility for more details. via YouTube Capture
If you find yourself driving through California's Mohave Desert and see these big bright towers you’re looking at the BrightSource solar concentration power plant that doubles as and avian death ray. On about 3,500 acres of land there are giant mirrors that are 163 square feet each and there are 347,000 of them reflecting onto three different 450 foot towers that you can see from the roadside. These towers are actually solar powered steam generators that produce about 1,000 gigawatts per year and can provide electricty to about 140,000 homes each year. Pretty much any bird that flies in the path of the concentrated light get’s cooked mid flight. In fact the plant’s workers say they actually ignite before they hit the ground and report that approximately 1,000 birds die each year. Sourc...
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