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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.
Breiter Planet Properties President Andrew Breiter-Wu takes you on a virtual tour of our new Online Solar Shop. In less than 5 minutes you can navigate through the online shop and realize your solar energy dreams. Our prices cannot be beat, and we are dedicated to helping you throughout the entire process.
As technology has advanced and more solar projects have been developed, prices have fallen. State and federal level incentives that are available to make the switch to solar even more affordable.
At Breiter Planet Properties, we leverage these market conditions to provide ultimate value to our customers. We are excited to offer the lowest cost solar projects in the country. We ensure our customers get the best value on the market while providing high quality equipment and reliable labor.
Breiter Planet Properties President Andrew Breiter-Wu takes a closer look at Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden’s $2 Trillion Climate Plan. The plan is to build a modern infrastructure in the United States.
The good news is that 2019 was a remarkable year for solar in the U.S.
The bad news is, well, you know what the bad news is.
Wood Mackenzie and SEIA put out their 2019 U.S. Solar Market Insight, but the report doesn’t/can’t account for the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the solar industry in 2020 and its supply chains, component costs and project timelines.
Here are five takeaways from the pre-COVID-19 U.S. solar industry.
- The U.S. solar industry installed 13.3 GW of PV last year, 23% more than in 2018.
- The U.S. added more than 2.8 GW of residential solar in 2019.
- Cumulative operating photovoltaic capacity in the U.S. now exceeds 76 GW, up from 1 GW at the end of 2009.
- Solar accounted for nearly 40% of all new electricity generating capacity added in the U.S. in 2019
- The contracted utility PV pipeline is a record high 48.1 GW.
Before the COVID-19 outbreak, WoodMac had forecast 47% annual growth for solar this year, with nearly 20 GW of installations expected for a record annual figure. No one would think that forecast likely any more.
SEIA chief executive Abigail Ross Hopper cited the PV industry’s resilience in the face of Section 201 solar import tariffs as a source of hope.
“We know anecdotally that the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting delivery schedules and our ability to meet project completion deadlines, based partly on new labor shortages,” said Hopper. “This once again is testing our industry’s resilience but we believe over the long run we are well positioned to out-compete incumbent generators in the Solar+ decade and to continue growing our market share.”
This past week, 20,000 renewable energy professionals flocked to Salt Lake City for Solar Power International and North America Smart Energy Week. Nestled in the spectacular Wasatch mountains, Salt Lake City was the perfect host for the conference. The people of the city were warm and friendly, and the views were breathtaking.
The Big Apple? More like The Big Array! New York City is now home to the biggest array of solar panels on top of an apartment complex in the United States. This solar array sits proudly atop Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village in Manhattan with over 9,671 solar panels spanning 22 acres of roof space. Nearly doubling the solar capacity in Manhattan, this project adds 3.9 Megawatts of power. Installing this solar array will have the same effect as removing nearly 12,000 cars off the road, and reducing carbon emissions by 62,472 tons!
Community choice aggregators in California have now signed over 2 GW of power purchase agreements for renewable energy projects, with 1.4 GW in 43 projects coming from solar power.