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The law of the land says "well maybe TE is ok, maybe not."

Transactive Energy, is the transaction based energy concept for tomorrow. It, TE, isn’t legally supported many places today. A reader pointed out in the comments that where she lived, they forbade the use of solar panels. Currently, some states are working on, or in the early stages of laws that will prohibit anyone, homeowners or other residence management systems other than apartments forbid the use of solar panels. I suspect apartments that include patios or porches will also be allowed to have smaller arrays on their patio as well. The law is loose right now. Homeowners associations can limit, control and force solar systems to be installed one way. That will change!

It should be noted, that solar is not hard to do. Holland and Germany both have extensive national solar energy programs. Nearly a third of all the power produced in Germany is solar. One of the interesting problems that Holland discovered in Amsterdam was the reality of electric cars. When your car requires toes plugging in every night, there is an impact. When you tend to leave early in the morning and return after the sun is going down, you can’t use your solar panels to the charge your electric car. That is one of the cool products Tesla has created (beyond their whole home battery system). A battery you can change during the sunny day, that will charge your electric car when you get home!

Germany and Holland have strong pro-solar laws. That change is coming from many other nations.  Many large power companies around the world are exploring the reality of renewable power. Chesapeake Energy in Maryland and Virginia has large offshore wind farms. EDP, the electricity de Portugal has to wind farms that surround Lisbon (you can see them as you fly into Lisbon). Power companies are beginning to see the value in producing power locally. You lost 40, 50 and even 60 % of the energy you generate and transportation. The future the transport of power is, the more power is lost. Today transmission is the long pole in the tent. Tractive energy, personal micro-grids, and other local production systems reduce the distance power has to be transported. It gives a much greater return against production.

As government move slowly forward with legal protection for solar, wind, water and geothermal power production, remember, the light at the end of the tunnel is in sight!

  • My home owners association blocks solar panels,,,

    • Yes
    • No
  • My homeowners association blocks wind, geothermal or water power generation…

    • Yes
    • No
  • My state (city, or nation) are considering laws to support home energy production…

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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