What Does Warren Buffett See In Solar?

Residential Solar, Blog, Commercial Solar, Solar Electric - Tags: san luis obispo solar, Solar Electric, solar energy, solar energy system - solaruser Thursday, 25 September 2014


Renewable Energy

Elisa Wood, Contributor 
April 24, 2013

Everyone wants to see inside Warren Buffett's head. One of the world's most successful investors, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is a rock star among those who check the markets before their breakfast. His annual shareholder letters are famous, generating the kind of hoopla among his followers as a just-released Harry Potter novel does among children. Even U.S. President Barack Obama listens to Buffett, or at least he quotes him often. In fact, headline writers have come to call Buffett the 'Oracle of Obama', a play on the Nebraska native's nickname of the 'Oracle of Omaha'.

What's the best way to gain insight into Buffett's thinking? Probably by watching his companies. And now, among his big insurance, chemical and utility holdings is a renewable energy company that is making some eye-catching moves. In its first 12 months in business, MidAmerican Renewables has acquired some of the largest solar projects in the world.

What do these aggressive moves by a Buffett-backed business say about the solar market? Will others follow? And why did MidAmerican Renewables choose these particular projects?

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California Assembly Bill 2188- Solar Energy Permits

Blog, Solar Electric - solaruser Thursday, 25 September 2014

California Assembly Bill 2188    

Approved by Governor Brown

September 21, 2014

Filed with Secretary of State

September 21, 2014


AB 2188, Muratsuchi. Solar energy: permits.

(1) Existing law provides that it is the policy of the state to promote and encourage the use of solar energy systems, as defined, and to limit obstacles to their use. Existing law states that the implementation of consistent statewide standards to achieve timely and cost-effective installation of solar energy systems is not a municipal affair, but is instead a matter of statewide concern. Existing law requires a city or county to administratively approve applications to install solar energy systems through the issuance of a building permit or similar nondiscretionary permit. Existing law requires a solar energy system for heating water to be certified by the Solar Rating Certification Corporation or another nationally recognized certification agency.

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Solar Enervy Day for San Luis Obispo County

Blog, May 2014, Solar Electric - solaruser Friday, 16 May 2014

June 21- Summer Solstice

Does temperature affect the amount of energy a solar panel produces?

Residential Solar, Blog, July 2013, Commercial Solar, Solar Electric - Tags: atascadero solar, san luis obispo solar, Solar Electric, solar energy, solar energy system, solar financing, solar installation, solar panels, Solar rebates, solar system - solaruser Tuesday, 02 July 2013

Although the temperature doesn't affect the amount of solar energy a solar panel receives, it does affect how much power you will get out of it. To make a long and complicated story short, as the solar panels get hotter, they will produce less power from the same amount of sunlight. 

World's coolest solar powered projects. #3

Blog, Commercial Solar, April 2013, Solar Electric - Tags: atascadero solar, san luis obispo solar, Solar Electric, solar energy, solar energy system, solar financing, Solar rebates - solaruser Friday, 26 April 2013

The World's 6 Coolest Solar Powered Projects. #3.

Australia-based EnviroMission Ltd recently announced plans to build two solar updraft towers that span hundreds of acres in La Paz County, Arizona.

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