Jim Stack's Comments

April 02, 2013

Solar Storage Market Set for Rapid Growth

LEAD is one of the worst pollution sources, from mining to recycling to the acid in them. Short life and out gassing if you over charge.

Take a step into the 21st Century and use better technology so we can move forward.

March 22, 2013

Ready or Not: Arizona Takes Steps Toward Incentive Free Solar

We already have the best incentive, the most Sunshine in the world, almost twice that of Germany!

February 06, 2013

Where Are All the Electric BMWs?

Menham and others. There is surplus electricity at night , Off Peak that gets dumped since there is no way to store it or ramp it down. So if you charge at night like 80% of the EV drivers do you save that excess energy.
Also an electric is 80% efficient, a gas car only 15% efficient, a diesel on 30% efficent. Cars idle and make deadly carbon monoxide. My EV runs off my home that is 110% solar, I make more than I use for the car and home.

Add up the entire system. Electric wins hands down!

January 18, 2013

FERC Proposes Rule to Speed Up Solar Energy Grid Interconnection

We need a National Net-Metering rule. All power companies should have to give equal credits for clean renewable solar. It should be paid or credited at the Peak Time Of Day rate. It should also be equal to the higher rates the utilities charge other customers for Renewable power.

What's fair for them should be fair and equal to GRID Ties Solar customers.

January 09, 2013

France Doubles Solar Energy Target, Seeks to Promote European Equipment

France is learning that Nuclear is not sustainable and Solar is. The facts keep adding up along with their tons of deadly waste.

November 16, 2012

Solar Struggle: A Rise Of Poorly Made PV Modules?

The known big name PV makers like First Solar, Solar World , Sanyo and Sunpower are always top quality. They also have been around a long time and stand behind what they make. Trying to buy off brands at low prices would be a problem. One cheap poor quality maker could make the entire industry look bad. Always buy quality, it pays.

Panels keep getting better and output is amazing. The Sunpower PV is almost double any others, best in high heat and even low light. The cost is so low because of output and quality why look for anything else.

August 03, 2012

Aerographite: The World's Lightest Material Could Advance EVs

very nice, This can improve mny products,
when will we see this in comercial products, 1 year ,10 years ? and at what cost ?

July 07, 2012

Utility Works to Unlock Smart-Grid Potential of Solar-Storage

Tesla and Solarworld have teamed up with a lithium battery solution. The same advanced batteries used in the new Tesla S 300 mile range EV. Others are doing the same, even large utilties are putting in lithium battery backup by the mega watt. Altair Nano lithium has done some demo projects for utilties.

The best is V2G Vehicle To GRID using your advance EV as a power source of storage. Most cars site 20+ hours a day. Tine Of Day metering makes it good, voltage regulation makes it actually good for your batteries.
read V2G-101.com

May 16, 2012

Senate Democrats: Exclude Chinese Solar Panels From ITC

We want to encourage manufactures to locate in the USA. A few have already folded so this is late but welcome. Evergreen solar was one of the best in the world and US located with string ribbon panels. Too bad this wasn't in time for them.

Sunpower is the best in the world with HQ in California but panels made in the Philippines. Don't cut them off until you give them time to locate in the USA for manufacturing. It's the cheap China panels we have to stop.

April 25, 2012

On the Horizon: Deeper Wind, Faster Solar

Phil, Great point on the SREC's . I think all solar jobs should stop taking the few cents from SRP and APS in AZ and get the SREC market going. That incentives actually comes from us as rate payers to begin with and utilities should have never been taking tham like the AZCC set up in the past. It's time to stop.

I also have solar PV 4Kw and Solar hot water, 4 solar ovens and solar tube lights for daytime. I run my home and 100% electric LEAF and the utiltiy still owe's me at the end of this year 1,200 kwh !

April 26, 2012

On the Horizon: Deeper Wind, Faster Solar

Kev I viewed your concept page and it's trying to say H2 hydrogen is an answer. It's just an energy carrier making most H2 today is from fossil fuel and takes 4 times as much energy at 100 time the cost of using electric direct and having lithium batteries for storage. Vehicles sit 20+ hiours a day and V2G-101.com can use that storage for more renewables and regulation of the GRID.

Jim Stack

Jim Stack

I installed my own GRID Tied solar system in 2001 before incentives or net-metering. I then worked to get net-metering and am now working for FIT. I used to drive a plugin PHVE50, since St Paddys day 3-19-2011 we have a 100% electric LEAF....

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