With the presence of winter storms, hurricanes,
tornados and aging grid infrastructure as part of daily life,
many people are rethinking how reliable utility power really is,
and we are getting more calls for back-up power for certain
loads. Some of our customers just need to have power for
charging their cell phones, Kindles, tablets or similar devices
(and a couple of lights or a small TV for an hour or so); a
small system for them might entail the following components:
Are you looking at a stock watering project this year?
Or you want power for a pump if the utility fails? Or
perhaps you have a pond to fill, or fruit trees that need
irrigating? A remote cabin? Contact us for all your remote water
pumping needs; visit
www.PVsolarpumps.com for more information.
NEW PRODUCT FEATURE
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Despite the 30% import tariff on certain incoming solar modules,
there are still a lot of good deals to be had.
Call for your freight costs on these fine
appliances; the least costly freight deal is if these can
ship to a business or commercial drop point ‘on the beaten
path’ that has a forklift. For residential deliveries, there
must be access for a big truck to get in and out, paved all
the way, so residential deliveries are not available in all
locations due to access issues. If you want to run your gas
fridge off of natural gas, these are a little more costly,
call for your price, 406-777-4309.
Renewable Energy News
San Diego Padres install baseball’s biggest solar project: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/energy-green/sd-fi-padres-solar-20180117-story.html?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Issue:%202018-01-18%20Utility%20Dive%20Solar%20%5Bissue:13670%5D&utm_term=Utility%20Dive:%20Solar
Wind farms aren’t the bird killers they’re made out to be: http://theconversation.com/wind-farms-are-hardly-the-bird-slayers-theyre-made-out-to-be-heres-why-79567?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton
Thirsty? Water is becoming the new oil: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-42982959 And more on water scarcity: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/world-leaders-sound-alarm-over-global-water-crisis/
How do you determine the value of a PV system if you sell your home? https://www.solarunitedneighbors.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Selling-a-solar-home-web-version.pdf
Renewable Energy Doesn’t Get More in Subsidies Than Fossil & Nuclear Energy Have Gotten & Continue to Get: https://cleantechnica.com/2018/01/26/renewable-energy-doesnt-get-subsidies-fossil-nuclear-sources-gotten-continue-get
Redox flow battery could revolutionize energy storage: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/02/13/u-s-researchers-develop-new-redox-flow-compound/
This is great! It’s a story of the origin of the solar power industry, and (hint) it starts in Northern California: http://outsideinradio.org/shows/2018/1/4/stoner-panels
New big batteries will go online to backup wind power in TX: https://nawindpower.com/e-ons-battery-storage-starts-west-texas-wind-farms?utm_source=ACORE+Mailing+List&utm_campaign=7e3ed2eb3f-ECG_Daily_Note_1_11_18&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6ccfb2f247-7e3ed2eb3f-59360533&mc_cid=7e3ed2eb3f&mc_eid=5168ecb6e2
IRS Letter on Home Batteries Could ‘Open Floodgates for Residential Storage Retrofits’: https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/irs-says-that-batteries-can-take-the-federal-tax-credit#gs.Og90Rm0 and
https://www.utilitydive.com/news/irs-residential-storage-eligible-for-itc-when-charged-by-onsite-solar/518377 The Internal Revenue Service has released a private letter ruling determining that a residential energy storage facility may qualify for the 30 percent federal solar investment tax credit if it is charged completely by an onsite solar array.
Import tariffs on steel/aluminum will raise rack costs: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/03/07/tariffs-on-steel-aluminum-to-hit-racking-tracking-mounting-systems-makers/
Wind Expected to Surpass Hydro as Largest Renewable Electricity Generation Source: https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=34652
Methane - The Greenhouse Gas Pruitt Actually Worries About: https://www.eenews.net/stories/1060071609 Scott Pruitt is one of the Trump administration's most aggressive critics of climate change science. But when it comes to methane, Pruitt has found common ground with climate scientists and environmentalists by calling the greenhouse gas a dangerous air pollutant. Reportedly, Pruitt recently told a group of environmental activists, known as Moms Clean Air Force, that he believed methane is contributing to global warming.
Freedom of speech? Not so much. https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/02/11/woman-dragged-out-west-virginia-house-hearing-listing-oil-and-gas-contributions?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork
Trump talks up 30% solar tariff: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/2018/02/26/trump-talks-up-section-201-solar-tariff/
Map details where
the solar jobs are in the U.S. :
New map reveals clean energy's impact on a national and local scale: https://pv-magazine-usa.com/press-releases/new-map-reveals-clean-energys-economic-impact-on-national-and-local-scale/ and http://www.cleanenergyprogress.com/
Our customer Mike Stevenson of eastern
Montana says it loud and clear: pole mounts are the way to
go in snow country! You get more power in winter and the
tilt keeps the snow off of the solar modules.
Our customer Rick Freeman from southern
California swaps out his old batteries for new to re-charge his
These 6V batteries weigh about 110 lbs. each.
Visit us on
the web for product and project information!
For grid-tied power systems, www.grid-tie.com
Solar water pumping: www.PVsolarpumps.com
Non-electric gas appliances, www.LPappliances.com
Efficient and DC appliances, www.eco-fridge.com
And our main page at www.oasismontana.com