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  1. Nice explanation of how solar actually helps the grid by generating during peak demand. On the eve of the special session passing the budget I watched Pat Garafola (on The Uptake) make comments about how solar is not really green, and although they (the anti-solar legislators) made inroads against solar this year, “we are not finished, we will be back every year to fight the spread of solar”. All those outstate folks that gave Mr. Garofola’s party the majority in the House are the ones that really get nailed by the changes to net-metering, since they only affect electric co-operatives, which are all out state.

  2. Nice summary! Needs a slight edit tho: “Energy generated within a neighborhood [does not] rely upon this …”

  3. The other argument against is that you’re not paying for the infrastructure you picture at night, when you’re not generating.

    But – as you point out, the utility wins on arbitrage during the day, and you “pay your way” by letting them mark up your generation significantly.

  4. One thing you are overlooking is that the power companies don’t need your generation. The only reason they do what they do is because of laws that require a certain amount of their electricity come from renewable resources.

    Frankly, an ion of electricity needs to be used the instant it is generated. If it is not, then it is wasted.

    Managing the grid is a daunting task that is made more difficult by the requirements that producers have to balance need with availability. Reliability is not a strong suit of solar or wind.

  5. “One thing you are overlooking is that the power companies don’t need your generation. The only reason they do what they do is because of laws that require a certain amount of their electricity come from renewable resources.”

    If it wasn’t for those darn laws designed to make our air and water cleaner we’d all be better off?

    “Frankly, an ion of electricity needs to be used the instant it is generated. If it is not, then it is wasted.”

    Which is why distributed generation is a benefit. It’s used right where it’s produced and very little is lost during transmission since it is consumed within within feet rather than miles of where it was generated.

    “Managing the grid is a daunting task that is made more difficult by the requirements that producers have to balance need with availability.”

    Yep. That’s the businesses utilities are in.

    “Reliability is not a strong suit of solar or wind.”

    Solar and wind are quite reliable at creating clean energy. Solar is reliable at creating energy closer to point of use. Coal is reliable at creating black lung in miners and fish that aren’t safe to eat in a large percentage of MN lakes. Gas is reliable at creating earthquakes in areas that aren’t exactly known for creating earthquakes. Gas and coal are reliable for sending money from Minnesota to other states. We can decide what type of mix of power we’d like to rely on.

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