Shirley selectman eyes solar power

Shirley selectman eyes solar power

There are 23 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Jan 17, 2011, titled Shirley selectman eyes solar power. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Increasing energy costs are on everyone's minds as municipalities prepare to enter their budget season and struggle to keep costs down.

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Afton, OK

#21 Jan 18, 2011
There are more people who have them than you know. Already solar generates more than a gigawatt of electric power in this country alone and growing. As the prices come down and more people understand how it works,more will be installed.

Afton, OK

#22 Jan 18, 2011
timmy 2000 wrote:
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Before you comment on something like commercial electric rate calculations you should know about demand charges and how commercial customers pay for electricity. They pay based on the usage, as well as the demand that they put on the system (grid). So it also just so happens that the peak demand usually occurs when you have peak solar generation. You cannot compare a residential bill to a commercial bill you are looking at apples and oranges
You are correct....demand charges cost business thousands of dollars in extra electric bill payments yearly. The utility figures demand rates differently from residential rates. If a business can eliminate even part of these demand charges it will be a large savings.

Lexington, MA

#23 Jan 19, 2011
just don't buy from evergreen solar! SELLOUTS!

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