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Here’s what Biden’s infrastructure bill offers solar and cleantech

Apr 1, 2021 8:45:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Solar Finance, Policy, United States, Energy Storage, Markets, Balance of Systems, Solar Industry, Finance, Solar Incentives, Electric Vehicles, Infrastructure, Green Hydrogen, Grids, Integration, Technology, Sustainability, Employment, Utility Scale Markets, Batteries, Covid-19, Green Finance, Legal, Manufacturing, Markets & Policy, Technology & R&D, Battery

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Governor Baker Signs off on New Climate Law

Mar 29, 2021 1:05:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar, Community, Residential Solar, Non-Profit, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Utilities, Solar Industry, Business, Finance, Wind Energy, Community Solar, Legislation, Solar Incentives, Climate Plan, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Solar Panels, Energy Generation, Industrial Solar, Electrification, Sustainability, Government, Environmental Impact, Resilience, Clean Energy, New England, Charlie Baker

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On Friday, March 26th, Governor Charlie Baker signed a new climate bill into law. The official name of the law is “An Act Creating A Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy”. Kind of a mouthful. This new law aims to tackle a wide range of challenges and sets goals for the state to reach. It continues the trend of Massachusetts being one of the most progressive states when it comes to climate action.

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ERCOT Blackouts and A Search for Energy Resilience

Mar 29, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Development, Policy, Energy Storage, Solar Industry, Texas, Microgrids, Community Solar, Legislation, Solar Incentives, Solar Plus Storage, ERCOT, Energy Transition, Industrial Solar, Grids, Integration, Clean Energy, Solar assets, Markets & Policy, Political Action, txenergy, Blackouts

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On Wednesday, March 24th Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) held a webinar titled "Search for Resilience: Texas Blackouts, Policy Fallout, and How Advanced Energy Can Help”. It has been about one month since the disastrous winter weather caused blackouts all across ERCOT, Texas’s electric grid. It was enlightening to hear from industry and policy experts about what has happened in the wake of the blackouts, and what the future of ERCOT and other electric grids across the United States will look like. 

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Solar in the Keystone State

Mar 23, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Development, Commercial Solar Finance, Commercial Solar, Solar Finance, Decarbonize, Commercial PV, Breiter Planet Properties, Pennsylvania, Clean Energy, Solar assets

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Solar in the Keystone State

 

Pennsylvania solar Done
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More and more homeowners want backup power

Mar 22, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine

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U.S. solar industry comes ‘roaring back,’ breaks multiple records in 2020

Mar 18, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Joe Bebon, pv magazine posted in Policy, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Community Solar, Residential PV, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Utility Scale Markets, Clean Energy, Markets & Policy

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Solar’s flexibility can be agriculture’s gain

Mar 1, 2021 9:00:00 AM / by Mark Hutchins, pv magazine posted in Agrovoltaics, Agriculture, Commercial Solar, Utility-Scale PV, Installations, Industrial Solar, World, Sustainability, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Clean Energy

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The combination of PV and agriculture could have benefits for both industries, while also cutting down on land use. Researchers are working to ensure that projects and systems are designed in ways that offer positive outcomes for both sides.

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BloombergNEF expects up to 209 GW of new solar for this year

Feb 23, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Emiliano Bellini, pv magazine posted in Solar Energy, Policy, Energy Storage, Markets, Transportation, Energy Transition, Global, World, Utility Scale Markets, Clean Energy, Clean Energy Jobs, Green Finance, Markets & Policy

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According to BloombergNEF, around 240 GW of new PV capacity could be deployed in 2023.

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What is going on in Texas? #ERCOTfail

Feb 17, 2021 3:45:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, United States, Markets, Texas, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Wind Energy, Climate Change, ERCOT, Energy Transition, Technology, natural gas, Coal Plants, Power Outages, Republican, Democrat, txenergy, txwx, txpoweroutage, Climate Disruption, txlege

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Image: Weather Service International

This picture shows the temperature (in Fahrenheit) departure from normal during this recent cold snap. 

 

Late Sunday night, extraordinarily cold temperatures made their way into Texas. As the temperature dropped, the people of Texas switched on the heat, with much of it being electric, in an effort to stay warm. Unfortunately, people weren't the only ones to feel the cold grip of mother nature. Extremely low temperatures, ice, and snow caused power plants to go offline. As the demand for power rapidly shot up, supply drastically fell. 

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Biden's First Steps

Jan 25, 2021 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Energy, Commercial Solar, Businesses, Markets, Wind Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Corporate, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Hydrogen, Global, Industrial Solar, utility scale storage, Global Warming, Technology, Sustainability, Breiter Planet Properties, Photovoltaic Cells, Clean Energy, Clean Energy Jobs, Green Finance, Pollution, Investors, solar modules

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