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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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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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Nestle Announces Blueprint to Net Zero

Dec 22, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, Commercial Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Investment Tax Credit, Climate Plan, Climate Pledge, Corporate, Investments, Corporate Goes Solar, Energy Transition, Global Warming, Sustainability, Commercial PV, Clean Energy Jobs, Manufacturing, ESG Investing, net zero, Nestle, Food & Beverage, Supply Chain

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Array Technologies IPO: Stock Commentary

Nov 6, 2020 10:30:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Solar Energy, Solar Development, Utility-Scale PV, Products, Solar Industry, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Racking, Decarbonization, Climate Change, Energy Transition, Commercial PV, Breiter Planet Properties, Rack-Mounted, Clean Energy, Green Finance, Manufacturing, Solar assets, Array, Tracking

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Breiter Planet Properties President Andrew Breiter-Wu goes into detail about the recent IPO offering of Array Technologies. Array manufactures tracking and racking equipment for solar systems. This technology allows homeowners, property owners, and businesses to get the most production out of their investment into clean energy. Tracking systems allow the panels to track the direction of the sun so they are receiving the most direct sunlight throughout the day.

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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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A boost for floating photovoltaics

Jan 31, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Emiliano Bellini, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, International Solar, Solar Energy, Solar, Floating PV, Floating Solar, Energy Transition, Solar Panels

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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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The world will add 142 GW of new solar this year

Jan 9, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Max Hall, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, International Solar, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Finance, Policy, United States, Markets, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change, India, Europe, Energy Transition, Solar Panels, Energy Generation, China, Global, Distributed Solar, Industrial Solar, 2020, New Year, World

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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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