What is "Distributed Solar Generation"?
Distributed Solar Generation, is a form of "Distributed Generation" except that the renewable energy that is generated "onsite" (on the customer's rooftop) is through solar energy systems.
Distributed Solar Generation is the opposite of "centralized generation" wherein the electricity is generated at "central power plants" that are sometimes located hundreds of miles away from a "load center" where the customers are located. Central power plants generate electricity by burning fossil fuels or through nuclear energy. Either way, central power plants are highly inefficient - especially when they are located far from the customers buying their electricity, and in the case of fossil fuels, like coal fired power plants, are responsible for about 40% of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions. Distributed Solar Generation produces ZERO greenhouse gas emissions.
Distributed Solar Generation - while not completely accurate, has also been referred to as; onsite power generation, dispersed generation or decentralized energy.
Distributed Solar Generation is a method of generating electricity and other forms of energy, such as hot water from evacuated tube collectors, from systems that are installed at the locations that the power and energy is needed - thereby eliminating the need for inefficient "central" power plants typically owned and operated by electric utility companies.
Increasingly, more and more distributed generation systems are being installed with renewable energy technologies such as solar energy systems.
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* YOU OWN the Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, not some other company.
* This is NOT a "Solar Lease" scheme or a "Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)."
* YOU own ALL of the benefits of YOUR Net Zero Energy System sm from Day 1, including;
30% Investment Tax Credit
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* Free Power and Energy
What is "Net Zero Energy?"
Net Zero Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, simply means that they generate as much power and energy as they consume, when measured on an annual basis.
Homeowners and Business Owners located in Riverside County and Coachella Valley
from Ontario to La Quinta and Coachella, and cities in-between, including; Cathedral City,
Fontana, La Quinta, Ontario, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, San Bernardino, Thousand Palms...
Upgrade your Home or Commercial Building in these cities to "Net Zero Energy"
and ELIMINATE your monthly energy expenses!
For most homeowners and business owners (in most areas of California)
we can install a Net Zero Energy System sm for no up-front cost!
YOU OWN your new Net Zero Energy System sm and ALL of its' benefits
including Investment Tax Credit, Accelerated Depreciation
and the "Free Power and Energy*" it produces, FROM DAY 1!
* Free Power and Energy is generated after Net Zero Energy System sm cost has been paid for.
For most clients, we design the Net Zero Energy system to "zero out" their monthly electric bills.
This is NOT a "Solar Lease" SCHEME
"Power Purchase Agreement!"
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Decentralized Energy is the opposite of "centralized energy." Decentralized Energy energy generates the power and energy that a residential, commercial or industrial customer needs, onsite. Examples of decentralized energy production are solar energy systems, solar cogeneration and solar trigeneration energy systems.
Today's electric utility industry was "born" in the 1930's, when fossil fuel prices were cheap, and the cost of wheeling the electricity via transmission power lines, was also cheap. "Central" power plants could be located hundreds of miles from the load centers, or cities, where the electricity was needed. These extreme inefficiencies and cheap fossil fuel prices have added a considerable economic and environmental burden to the consumers and the planet.
Centralized energy is found in the form of electric utility companies that generate power from "central" power plants. Central power plants are highly inefficient, averaging only 33% net system efficiency. This means that the power coming to your home or business - including the line losses and transmission inefficiencies of moving the power - has lost 75% to as much as 80% energy it started with at the "central" power plant. These losses and inefficiencies translate into significantly increased energy expenses by the residential and commercial consumers.
Decentralized Energy is the Best Way to Generate Clean and Green Energy!
How we make and distribute electricity is changing!
The electric power generation, transmission and distribution system (the electric "grid") is changing and evolving from the electric grid of the 19th and 20th centuries, which was inefficient, highly-polluting, very expensive and “dumb.”
The "old" way of generating and distributing
energy resembles this slide:
The electric grid of the 21st century (see slide below) will be Decentralized, Smart, Efficient and provide "carbon free energy" and “pollution free power” to customers who remain on the electric grid. Some customers will choose to dis-connect from the grid entirely. (Electric grid represented by the small light blue circles in the slide below.)
The transmission grid will be upgraded to a "Unified Smart Grid."
Decentralized energy, carbon free energy, clean power generation and pollution free power technologies ARE the future - whether the utility giants recognize this fact or not. These green and sustainable energy technologies will reduce, and one day eliminate America's dependence on foreign oil - making America energy independent while reducing and eliminating Greenhouse Gas Emissions - and could mean the end of central power plants as well as the utility companies that own and operate them!
What is Rooftop PV?
Rooftop PV also referred to as; "distributed solar generation" or "dispersed generation" except that the form of power (electricity) generated comes from the Rooftop PV solar electric power system.
The market for Distributed
PV, also known as
will be a $60 billion/year market by 2013!
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