Showing posts with label Ameren UE. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ameren UE. Show all posts

Tuesday

AmerenUE Misguided Solar Programs


Read between the lines about the new Solar programs from our Dirty Coal Electric Company‬ Ameren UE.

Remember a few years back when they said solar was not a good deal for the customers? They also coerced Missouri Legislation to ignore the vote by the people and the amount of clean energy percentage lowered?


Now the Dirty Coal Electric Company wants to install Solar on your building and charge you for the electricity generated by the solar panels.

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Ameren Missouri is considering two voluntary programs that would ask customers to pay more or provide property to support more solar power.
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Monday

COP21 StLouis Climate March at the Arch

Here are my 10 biggest takeaways from the #OursToLose Climate March at the Arch in StLouis. In which I was proud participant in last Sunday at the Arch.


The gathering of like minded individuals was an eye opening experience for me to say the least.
#OursToLose Climate March at the Arch in StLouis gathering at the StLouis City Hall
#OursToLose Climate March at the Arch in StLouis

I learned in the brief correspondence while talking to the other participants that:

  1. There were as many older generations ages- 50 plus, as younger generations of less than 30 years old- that care about the health of our Planet and Pollution that is causing world wide climate change from the business as usual approach of the Big Business Polluting Machines 
  2. The participants were interested and knowledgeable to the importance of Energy Conservation as well as generating True Clean Energy
    Scotty at the Climate March #OursToLose StLouis Participants
  3. Climate March #OursToLose StLouis Participants are not happy with the local activities of the Dirty Coal Machine Ameren UE.  
    News Four interviewing #OursToLose StLouis Program organizer
  4. Some of the local Solar Installation Companies in StLouis are not adequately trained in the proper ways of installing Solar Racking on challenging roofs
    Arch Ground Image participants at the Climate March supporting #COP21
  5. Pointing our finger at other countries such as China who is a big polluter, does not help at the Local Level.  I firmly believe that society as a whole needs to: Chop Wood and Carry Water- mankind must not point to another country without taking care of business at home
    Don't be Fooled by the Dirty Coal Plant Misleading Dirty Coal Image Labadie Power Plant
  6. It was great to see a #BlackLivesMatter supporter at the march!  Climate Change affects everyone regardless of Race, Creed, or Community Status- we are all in this together
    #BlackLivesMatter supporter at the march!  Climate Change affects everyone regardless of Race, Creed, or Community Status
  7. People that live around the Labadie Dirty Coal Plant are worried about their Personal and Families Health from the Pollution via the noted 4th Dirtiest Coal Plant in the Entire USA.
    Labadie Dirty Coal Plant 4th Dirtiest Coal Plant in the Entire USA
  8. The boundary line between my activities and what I'm doing needs to be broken in relation to networking with other clean energy and energy conservation promoters and businesses in the St Louis region.  We are all in this together and their is plenty of work and buildings in the StLouis region for everyone.  I personally need to extend the Olive Branch to others in the region to lend my support for their activities as well as letting them know of what I am working on.  I believe in action over inaction and start by listing the information from 2 of the companies working in the area right here that were also proud participants at the #COP21 #OursToLose StLouis Climate March.  Please check out their websites and to give them a call: Aaron Michel Energy Resources Group, inc and Brian Ettling Climate Change Communicator 
    Just like a giant fishbowl with rising tides climate change affects everyone
  9. You will meet some of the nicest people at Social Gatherings and as it was pointed out you can even find love and meet the person of your dreams! 
    Love was in the Air COP21 Climate March at the Arch StLouis MO
  10. I believe to put up or shut up.  And to prove this I will be offering rock bottom prices on any energy conservation activities I will be doing for my StLouis neighbors.  I am going to cut the prices of any and all activities for the remainder of the 2015.  I'm sure this will make the bookkeeper cringe but I will offer a 50% labor discount on any and all green building projects that I bid on for the remainder of the year.

We can build a green St Louis- Join Me in making the world and our region a better place for all.


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Saturday

Missouri Energy Code News

Missouri (October 2015) 

Missouri buildings are responsible for about half of the state’s energy use, according to 2012 data from EIA. However, the characteristics of building energy consumption have changed significantly over the past couple of decades: where once residential consumption was dominated by space heating and cooling, better envelope and equipment components have shrunk weather-related energy demands.

Meanwhile, the energy consumption of appliances, electronics, and lighting have increased relative to overall usage. Missouri has no mandatory or voluntary statewide code for private residential or commercial buildings. Instead, energy codes are adopted and enforced at the county or municipal level.

Jurisdictions representing about 50% of the state’s population have adopted codes equivalent to either the 2009 or 2012 IECC. The 2015 energy plan recommends enacting a statewide code applicable to Class 1 and 2 counties for both residential and commercial new construction.

Class 1 and 2 counties together represent four million people - about 67% of the state’s population. This means that the changes recommended in this plan would increase mandated energy efficiency in buildings for at least a million Missourians.

The energy plan also recommends allowing Class 3 and 4 countries...http://energycodesocean.org/news/2015/october/29/comprehensive-state-energy-plans-brief-comparison


Other Energy News

Missouri teams score 5th, 8th in national energy competition

solarhouse

Missouri recently had two teams compete in the collegiate U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathalon where collegiate teams design, build and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective and attractive.

The event was held in Irvine, Calif., from Oct. 8-18.

Missouri S&T placed 5th in the competition and the colleges of Drury and Crowder teamed up to place 8th.

The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The Missouri Department of Economic Development – Division of Energy provided financial assistance to the schools to be used for the competition.

Read the news release here. To learn about each college's projects, please visit this site: http://www.solardecathlon.gov/2015/competition-teams.html.

Photo Info: The photo above is of the Nest Home built by the Missouri S&T team.


Interested in learning more about Missouri’s efforts to enhance clean energy initiatives? Connect with theMissouri Division of Energy, which provides information and guidance to individuals, businesses, and communities on the use of renewable resources. Visitenergy.mo.gov today!

Thursday

Double Checking Google Analytics

I use Stat Counter to Double Check Google Analytics Reports for accuracy
I use Stat Counter to Double Check Google Analytics Reports for accuracy
Since google isn't sharing enough analytics data.  I've starting using Stat Counter again to double check google analytics reports and website traffic.

Added 11/30/2015

  • Stat Counter you made my day with the Stats from Today!  
  • I would have never seen that the biggest CO2 Polluter in StLouis: Ameren UE who gets their #DirtyCoal from #PeabodyEnergy was reading the blog about my latest #COP21 #OursToLose that I proudly participated in a blogged about to show my support.  
  • Thanks again for everything you do!  Scotty http://blog.stlouisrenewableenergy.com/2015/11/cop21-stlouis-climate-march-at-arch.html
COP21 has the attention of the Biggest Dirty Coal Company in StLouis
#DirtyCoal #PeabodyEnergy and #AmerenUE is listing to #COP21 Green Blog Posts

Screenshot Image of StatCounter Website Analytics green blog post: http://blog.stlouisrenewableenergy.com/2015/11/cop21-stlouis-climate-march-at-arch.html



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Other pages in the Stat Counter reports share: 

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This blog post was not sponsored by Stat Counter and is part of the ongoing SEO experiments and tribulations- Scotty

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Sunday

Solar Yes Its Gaining Momentum

Summer Solstice Solar Information
It’s the summer solstice on Sunday! The day where we get more sunshine than any other.
At Environment America, our favorite thing about the sun is that it has the capacity to power our entire planet every minute that it shines – and there are a lot of minutes of sunshine this weekend!
Here are seven more reasons why we think solar is awesome! (Be sure to tweet your favorite!) 

1.Solar is pollution-free! We can reduce air, water, and climate altering carbon pollution by capturing the power of the sun.
TWEET THIS 

2. It promotes healthy neighborhoods! Solar helps reduce the impacts of harmful air contamination by fossil fuels: especially among young children and the elderly.
TWEET THIS 

3. It promotes vibrant communities! Community solar provides a way for people to join together to access the benefits of the sun.
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4. Solar can save you money! Because solar is local and has no fuel costs, it can help lower costs for all electric customers – whether you have solar or not.
TWEET THIS 

5. It works everywhere! Even cloudier regions of the US are great for current solar technology. For example: New Jersey has more solar than sunny New Mexico.
TWEET THIS 

6. It helps local economies! Solar is currently the fastest growing industry in the nation. It creates good jobs in our community that cannot be outsourced.
TWEET THIS 

7. People love it! Solar is America's top choice in virtually every poll. With the nation so divided on many issues, it's nice to see something that most of us agree on.
TWEET THIS 

The time of solar is here and it’s getting easier to #PutSolarOnIt  by the day. Be sure to spread to word about why you love getting energy from the sun!

Happy Summer Solstice!



The above is especially true in StLouis-Remember when Ameren needed an additional Million Bucks to haul coal from the Western States to Missouri and they raised our Electric Rates.


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Wednesday

Another BigBusiness Bailout in Missouri

$ buys Politicians More #BigBusiness financial support on the "backs" of the People

Only this time its a #DirtyCoal burner who gets the bailout and not the Banks, Wallstreet, or the Auto Industry.

What really irks me is that: MoLeg sells public to the same  Electric Company who doesn't want Missourian's to have #Solar

That's right more SOLAR + Energy Storage wouldn't require Ameren to buy it burn coal for 20years!

$80 million of one company's electric costs onto the backs of other ratepayers MBEF Statement on MoLeg PSC Vote 

Jefferson City, MO - Missourians for a Balanced Energy Future (MBEF) expresses sincere disappointment with the perceived bailout for Noranda Aluminum granted today by the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC).

Executive Director Irl Scissors released the following statement:

"To shift approximately  $80 million of one company's electric costs onto the backs of other ratepayers in Ameren's service territory is simply unfair and unjust."

"We remain encouraged that the order is expected to contain significant consumer protections to the benefit of Missourians.  The Commissioners' comments also indicated that this should be the last handout granted to Noranda and anything beyond this rate shift should be addressed by the General Assembly and the Department of Economic Development.”

News Tribune: Noranda gets rate cut, other Ameren consumers see increase

Post-Dispatch: Rates rising for Ameren Missouri customers, except Noranda

$ buys Politicians http://klou.tt/gdvk4y5 More #BigBusiness financial support on the "backs" of the People. 

Tuesday

Veterans Day 2014 Solar Deal


Scotts Contracting is a Show-Me Heroes Employer!
Scotts Contracting is a Show-Me Heroes Employer!
StLouis Renewable Energy Veteran Day Solar Deal 2014 StLouis
USA Flag Veterans Day 2014

Thank You-Military Brothers and Sisters Veterans Day 2014.  


I'm sharing the prices of these SunPower E Series  Solar Panel Pricing to show you an example of how you can become energy independent at an affordable price.  This price is so low that the $2 per watt incentive from Ameren UE is not needed.













   



World's Highest Efficiency Ever Attained!

20.4% Efficiency

All Modules Are E-Series








Grade-*B
Item
Warranty
Price

SUNPOWER 435W Modules
25 Years$.64/W

SUNPOWER 435W Laminates
20 Years$.29/W

SUNPOWER 327W Laminates
20 Years$.29/W


Grade-**C
Item
Warranty
Price

SUNPOWER 435W Laminates
20 Years$.18/W
SUNPOWER 327W Laminates
20 Years$.18/W

* Grade-B Modules are brand new. They come with frames, junction boxes, and MC2 connectors. They have been tested and each panel is full power. Estimated lifetime is 30-40 years.

These modules may have small cosmetic blemishes that are practically invisible to the eye, and may include a few discolored cells, and scratches on the frames, glass, and tedlar.

**Grade-C Modules are the same as Grade-B but they have more cosmetic blemishes.

StLouis Renewable Energy-SunPower Solar Panel 435w Laminates $.29 per watt
435w Laminates $.29 per watt
St Louis Renewable Energy Sunpower Solar Panels 18 cents per watt
435w Laminates $.18 per watt



 For those of you who have been following the Ameren UE Solar Rebate Legal Battle over the $2 per watt incentive from Ameren


The prices of these panels make going solar cheap and inexpensive enough that the Solar Rebate from Ameren is just an afterthought (in case they sway and lobby the Missouri Legislators from eliminating the Solar Rebate in Missouri).


Example for 4,000 K system using simple math and a 435 w solar panel

Solar Panels

4,000w divided by 435=9.19 round to 10

  • 435w x $.29=126.15  x 10 = $1,261.50 Grade B
  • 435w x $.18=78.30    x 10 = $783.00 Grade C

Solar Racking

  • 4,000w x $.35= $1,400 Mid
  • 4,000w x $.25= $1,000 Low 

Solar Inverter


  • Large Format Micro Inverters 10 x $152= $1,520
  • Central Inverter                      1 x $1,000= $1,000

Solar Installation

  • 4,000w x $1.00= $4,000
  • 4,000w x $.75= $3,000

Using the above example you can have become energy independent for between $8,181.5-$5783.00.  


Solar System Break Even Point using .09/watt cost of electricity (not including the electric price increases of 5% per year)


  • low 64,256 Months or 5 1/3 years
  • high 90,945 Months or 7 1/2 years
Between the 5th or 7th year your Solar System has paid for itself!
  • Per Manufacturer's Warranty you will have 18 and 25 more years of guaranteed electricity for free from your solar system.


As an Independent Solar Provider in StLouis I can't bring you a better deal on Solar than this.







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