Homeowners Recoup Their Investment in PV Systems in California

Michael Giberson A study by Ben Hoen, Ryan Wiser and Peter Cappers of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Mark Thayer at San Diego State University finds that, on average, the sales price of homes with PV systems is boosted enough to cover the homeowner’s own investment in the solar power system. One might, as the Berkeley Labs’ … More Homeowners Recoup Their Investment in PV Systems in California

Data Center Power Use Visualized

Lynne Kiesling Here’s a fascinating visualization of data center power use at Boing Boing: Note that over 10% of data center power use is for Facebook, with all of those updates and photos … as noted in the article: The company’s data centers range from from 10,000 square feet to more than 35,000 square feet, … More Data Center Power Use Visualized

Using Regulation to Raise Rivals Costs

Michael Giberson An NPR Morning Edition story, “Indie Truckers: Keep Big Brother Out Of My Cab,” reports on a change of attitude at the American Trucking Association toward proposals for mandatory electronic logging of long-haul truck movements. This month, an industry group called the American Trucking Associations, which represents thousands of trucking companies, dropped its … More Using Regulation to Raise Rivals Costs