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Learn how other countries with far less sunshine than ours install far more solar panels, mostly on buildings and parking lots.
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Rooftop Revolution - Changing Everything with Cost-Effective Local Solar: John Farrell of The Institute For Local Self-Reliance
wrote this article on how the rising cost of electricity and falling cost of solar panels could incentivise 100 million Americans to go solar.
March 2012
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Democratizing the Electricity System - A Vision for the 21st Century Grid: Germany has installed over 10,000 MW of distributed
solar photovoltaics (PV) - mostly on rooftops - in the past two years and renewable energy now constitutes 17 percent of overall
electricity generation. Half of their wind power and three-quarters of German solar is locally owned. By John Farrell of The Institute For
Local Self-Reliance
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Alliance For Responsible Energy Policy - The Better Way: First published in the Sierra Club's "The Desert Report" in 2008,
AREP outlines the downfalls to large solar projects and transmission lines remotely sited. They identify "The Better Way" of rooftop and
building integrated solar installations for faster, cleaner, and cheaper renewable energy supplies.
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What’S Polluting Waterways In Ocotillo? By Miriam Raftery and East County Magazine, this article questions the source of white
foam that is appearing after rains, and after large industrial wind mills were installed. It is believed to be a chemical used for dust
suppression by the wind project developer.
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Second Dust Storm Strikes Ocotillo; Could Desert Energy Projects Be The Cause? By Miriam Raftery and East County
Magazine, a second dust storm has hit the area just days after another dust storm hit. Dust is one of the many impacts caused by
scraping large areas of desert for industrial scale renewable energy projects.
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Why the U.S. Power Grid's Days Are Numbered
By Chris Martin, Mark Chediak, and Ken WeDs August 22, 2013
That's the opinion of David Crane, chief executive officer ofNRG Fnergy, a wholesale power company based in Princeton, N.J.
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Why the U.S. Power Grid's Days Are Numbered
By Chris Martin, Mark Chediak, and Ken WeDs August 22, 2013
That's the opinion of David Crane, chief executive officer ofNRG Fnergy, a wholesale power company based in Princeton, N.J.
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SUPERVISORS TO CONSIDER RENEWABLE ENERGY WORKPLAN FOR REGION WED. SEPT. 11
Published on East County Magazine
Choices in energy producing resources are being explored by San Diego County Board Of Supervisors. Utility scale developments are 
under examination as alternatives like point-of-use demonstrate positive consumer benefits.
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Green Business, Solar Power
Group or social funding is growing. Distributed solar as a future plan is eventually going to happen ...
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