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Missouri Solar Rebate Update

Missouri Solar Rebate Update

In case you didn’t hear, Ameren suspended solar payments on October 11, 2013, claiming they had exhausted the solar rebate required under the 2008 Renewable Energy Initiative (Prop C).  Renewable advocates disagreed and joined forces to mount a successful legal challenge producing a compromise solution. The November 8, 2013 agreement settles the dispute.  How...

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MOSEIA Responds to Utility Efforts

MOSEIA Responds to Utility Efforts

MISSOURI SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRY CONCERNED ABOUT UTILITY EFFORT TO HINDER FUTURE USE OF SOLAR RESOURCES IN MISSOURI Later today, the Missouri Solar Energy Industry Association (MOSEIA) is expected to file its response to KCP&L’s Missouri Public Service Commission filings where KCP&L claimed they had reached the total amount of rebates they will pay during this...

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Environmental Savings

Environmental Savings

As the chart above indicates, the larger the solar energy station, the greater the number of pounds of pollutants that are saved from entering the environment. Please note that the numbers are not exactly proportional because the examples are taken from different locations throughout the United States. Even though the Commercial systems show larger numbers in the...

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Missouri State Sponsored Incentives

Missouri State Sponsored Incentives

In mid-2007, the Missouri legislature launched the Green Power Initiative. Most noteworthy among the initiative’s objectives is a mandate requiring that 11% of the state’s energy to come from renewable sources by 2020. The Public Services Commission will choose the sources. While biomass will likely be the primary source, solar will play an increasing role. 2008 is...

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History of Solar Power

History of Solar Power

Solar power first came into being in 1958 with its use on the Vanguard I satellite. Using solar power cells as a back-up power source, the Vanguard was able to continue transmitting for over a year after its chemical battery ran out of power. Because of this achievement, many American and Soviet satellites began using solar power cells as well. However, due to the...

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