Monday, June 4, 2012

1000 Watts of Solar Electricity with 1000 dollars - plug and play!


While many solar power companies and solar panel manufacturers have been facing economically tuff times some of the players have found out the name of the game.

First Solar is struggling with large losses, but has everything needed to cope the harsch situation.

Link - TECHNOLOGYREVIEW:


http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/40373/?mod=related

Solar City has been successful in developing leasing system that cuts the building costs of a solar power system for the consumer - the company has made the installation and joining the new system easy - and the profit for the customer is coming with the cut down power bills.

Link - TECHNOLOGYREVIEW:

http://www.technologyreview.com/energy/40352/?mod=related

But the most surprising, at least for me, was the price of the 1000 Watts solar energy package of SpinRay Energy : about 1000 dollars for plug-in solution including micro-inverters. When do we get such affordable systems available for consumers in Europe! 1 kilowatt is a good saving in everyday electricity consumption.

Link - CNET:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-11128_3-57432731-54/got-a-deck-solar-panels-now-a-plug-in-appliance/?tag=txt;title

By the way - did you know that wind power industry employed 190 000 workers in Europe in 2010. Great stuff!

Link - (finnish) Kymen sanomat:

http://www.kymensanomat.fi/Mielipide---Sana-on-vapaa/2012/05/28/Tuulivoimarakentaminen+luo+miljardin+euron+ty%C3%B6t/2012313489628/69

And Apple is growing solar. They are building huge solar power plants to power their own production - ZERO-CO2 emmissions!

Link - (Finnish) CO2-RAPORTTI:
 



http://www.co2-raportti.fi/index.php?page=ilmastouutisia&news_id=3414


JPS

3 comments:

  1. CORRECTION: I just noticed (12.10.2012)that I had misunderstood the prising of these PV-solar panels. From the news article I understood that the price, little over USD 1000 was for 5 units set with combined effect of 1000 Watts. But now when I searched and read more articles of the subject, I found out that the price must have been for a single 240W set. I'm sorry for the wrong information. Still, the cheapest prise of solar PV-systems seem to be about USD 830 for 1000 watts now (for the panel only) http://www.ecobusinesslinks.com/surveys/free-solar-panel-price-survey/ and for solar PV-kits the cheapest seems to be USD 1640 for 1000 W http://www.ecobusinesslinks.com/surveys/solar-power-kits-price-survey/ . JPS

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