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India's Road to Renewables

Mar 30, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Kshitij Chopra posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Policy, Decarbonize, Fossil Fuels, Climate Pledge, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Decarbonization, Investments, Paris Climate Agreement, Asia, India, Energy Generation, Solar Rooftop, Energy Consumption

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The road to renewable energy is paved with impediments of techno-financial evolution and policy paralysis. Renewables not only face technical challenges, they have big Goliaths betting against them, so what does the future hold for David?

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Solar & Energy Storage Northeast

Feb 18, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Owners, Commercial Solar Finance, Solar Capital, Commercial Solar, Businesses, Solar Finance, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Policy, Politics, Vermont, Energy Storage, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Boston, Installations, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Legislation, Climate Change, Energy Transition, Bifacial Modules, 2020, Global Warming, Technology, Sustainability, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Government, Breiter Planet Properties

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2,000 gigawatts of solar power needed for 100% renewables

Jan 28, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by William Driscoll, pv magazine posted in Commercial Solar, Policy, United States, Energy Storage, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Finance, Installations, Decarbonize, Decarbonization, Paris Climate Agreement, Climate Change, Industrial Solar, Global Warming, Residential PV, Electrification

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US government expects 24 GW of new solar this year

Jan 21, 2020 6:00:00 PM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Residential Solar, Commercial Solar, Policy, United States, Energy Storage, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Installations, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Legislation, ITC, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Energy Transition, Solar Panels, Energy Generation, Industrial Solar, 2020, utility scale storage

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The U.S. appears all set for a record year for solar.

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How Will Your Solar Panels Perform in Winter Weather?

Dec 3, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Energy, Solar Development, Property Owners, Solar Capital, Residential Solar, Commercial Solar, Solar Finance, Modules, Boston, Business, Decarbonize, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Climate Change, Bifacial Modules, Solar Panels

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The first winter storm of the season is wrapping up here in New England. As we gather our shovels, ice scrapers, salt, and other winter gear out of the closet, we embark on another journey and battle against mother nature. Skiers and snowboarders rejoice as the fresh snow evokes dreams of carving down the mountain. Others are less enthusiastic about having to deal with another 4-5 months of scraping, shoveling and shivering.

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Corporation's Roles In the Energy Transition

Nov 25, 2019 6:00:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Decarbonization, Jeff Bezos, Corporate, Investments, Energy Transition

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What do all of these corporations have in common? A commitment to renewable energy! As the transition to renewable energy pushes along, some corporations are leading the way. 

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Coal Continues its Decline

Nov 11, 2019 9:00:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Installations, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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Murray Energy, the largest privately held coal company in the United States recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This continues to be a trend for coal companies over the last couple of years. As renewables like solar and wind become more cost effective, they are beginning to move coal fired power plants out of the picture. Unfortunately, the effects of this bankruptcy will harm only the most vulnerable. It will lead to workers and coal miners getting the short end of the stick, and top executives at Murray Energy getting off scot-free. “It (Murray Energy) will seek to be relieved of its obligations to retirees, their dependents and widows. We have seen this sad act too many times before.” (Source

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Peak Demand

Oct 22, 2019 10:45:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, California, New York, Solar Industry, Solar Cost & Prices, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Legislation, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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What Is Peak Demand?

Peak Demand is when electrical power demand is the highest. A likely time for Peak Demand to come is during a heatwave, when households and businesses across the nation turn on their air conditioning to stay cool. When peak demand occurs, utilities fire up peaker plants, which are able to meet the increased demand for electricity.

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The Rise of Solar Power

Oct 15, 2019 9:05:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry, Decarbonize, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Legislation, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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Solar Power International 2019 Recap

Sep 30, 2019 5:20:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Community, Energy, Education, Solar Development, Property Owners, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Time-of-Use, Finance, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Decarbonize, Solar Carport, Solar Plus Storage, Solar Power International (SPI)

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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. 

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