The average annual increase of electricity is over 10% annually.They do a good job hiding this behind time-of-use metering and smart meters but the fact is that the rates have escalated year over year by about 10.5%. Pour yourself a cup of eggnog, pull a chair up to the warm glow of the computer monitor and embrace the month of December with CBC Digital Archives.
The micro FIT program is still here and still makes sense for most people but we no longer need it to be at grid parity.
The micro FIT system has served us well but most of us in the industry will be glad to see it go. Well the new rates are out and unlike last years cut this is a serious one.
Recognizing when we have achieved grid parity is not easy. The most important factors are cost of solar equipment, the interest rate and the cost of grid power.
The faster the utilities raise rates the faster we get to grid parity and for better or worse the rates in Ontario continue to escalate at a frightening rate.
Speakers: Kathryn Lukas, Farmhouse Culture; Megali Brecke, Kitchen Witch; Jenna Muller, Full Belly Kitchen; Danielle Shaeffer, New Leaf Community Markets; Merrilee Olson, Preserve Farm Kitchen; Shermain Hardesty, UC Small Farm Program; and Erin Di Caprio, UC Davis Food Science Department. The $75 workshop registration fee includes an organic lunch. Contact Shermain Hardesty, workshop organizer, regarding questions about the workshop content.
REGISTER HERE For the Preconference and other Conference Packages USDA recently announced the availability of a streamlined version of USDA guaranteed loans, which are tailored for smaller scale farms and urban producers.But he also did a lot of more casual talking about poetry, and we’ve gleaned some interesting little nuggets from the news stories that appeared at the time his lectures were published.Grid parity as it pertains to solar is the point where it is as cheap or cheaper to produce your own power from solar than it is to buy it from the grid.Here are some of the contemporary poets whose poems or public speech put them in jail.Robert Frost was a public declaimer and writer of poems so polished and so well-known they seem almost Biblical.You can be cash flow positive from day one; this is grid parity.