Global Solar PV Installations Grew 34% In 2015

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    Really?


    PV capacity installations: U.S. residential sector 2017 | Statistic

    This statistic represents solar photovoltaic capacity installations in the residential sector in the United States between 2005 and 2017. In 2017, residential sector PV installations reached a capacity of 2,227 megawatts.
     
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    Funny how this week Innovative Solar Systems sent letters to US farmers offering to pay $1,250 per acre, per year to rent 150 acres of my land for 20+ years to install a 50MW solar farm.
     
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    I live with a solar power installation. That's what "off-grid" means in Alaska. But I also run a home without lots of modern amenities. No microwave, for instance. My slow cooker is a dutch oven on the wood-burning stove. We back things up in the winter (when the sun is limited) with wind-generated power or a generator. During the winter, I use lanterns for light, when needed.
    Solar and wind power are not suited for large-scale power generation, but individual and small-scale power requirements, especially for people willing to divest themselves of a lot of extraneous appliances, are well suited.
     
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    Why is that funny?
     
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    You claim solar is not competitive & gets subsidized, when the facts are solar is taxed, tariffed & being built out by people & companies big & small to make money!
     
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    You claim solar is not competitive & gets subsidized,

    Only because it gets subsidized. Here's one example.........

    DSIRE
     
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    Epic Fail! You linked to California. Innovative Solar Systems is expanding into Missouri under Trumps's 30% SOLAR TAX!!!
     
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    Epic Fail! You linked to Ca


    Me>>Solar is subsidized.

    You>>No it isn't

    Me>>Look at this money California gives to solar

    You>>California doesn't count.

    Me>>Have you always been a moron?
     
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    DSIRE

    DSIRE

    DERP!
     
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