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City of Adelaide commits to 100% renewable electricity

Feb 24, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Marija Maisch, pv magazine posted in Policy, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Finance, Installations, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Electric Vehicles, Investments, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Australia, Grids, Integration, Technology, Electrification, Sustainability, Industrial PV, Commercial PV


City of Adelaide was the first jurisdiction in Australia to offer incentives for batteries.

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How good is solar farming?

Feb 17, 2020 9:17:00 AM / by Alan O'Neil, Independent Energy Market Consultant posted in Solar Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Policy, Politics, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Finance, Installations, Australia, Grids, Integration


Image: Australian National University

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‘Renewables must grow four times faster to ensure sustainable future’

Feb 10, 2020 9:05:00 AM / by Marija Maisch, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Community, Commercial Solar, Policy, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Modules, Finance, Installations, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Climate Pledge, Climate Change, Global, Industrial Solar, World, Global Warming, Grids, Integration, Industrial PV, Commercial PV


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Solar on track to become No. 1 energy resource by 2035, IEA finds

Feb 4, 2020 9:00:00 AM / by Marian Willuhn, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Policy, Markets, Finance, Power Generation, Fossil Fuels, Coal, Investments, Europe, Solar Panels, China, World


Image: qimono, pixabay

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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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First Solar nears final environmental approval for 450 MW Mojave Desert solar power plant

Jan 20, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by John Weaver, pv magazine posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Revenue, Rent, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Energy, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Solar Finance, California, New Construction, Policy, Utilities, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Business, Finance


The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has given a preliminary, but close to final, environmental approval for First Solar’s 450 MWac Desert Quartzite solar power plant.

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Energy Storage Legislation in Massachusetts

Oct 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Real Estate, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Residential Solar, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Energy Storage, Utility-Scale PV, Boston, Finance, Distributed Storage, Microgrids, SouthCoast MA, Legislation, Solar Incentives, Solar Plus Storage, Decarbonization, Infrastructure, Climate Change, California Fires



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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)


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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Andrew Breiter-Wu Signs the Solar Industry ITC Extension Letter to Congress

Jul 15, 2019 8:30:00 AM / by Andrew Breiter-Wu posted in Policy, United States, Politics, Finance, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Legislation, ITC, Investment Tax Credit, Solar Incentives




Dear Members of Congress,


As some of the nation’s leading solar energy companies, we write to convey the importance of extending the Section 48 and Section 25D investment tax credits (ITC) for solar and other clean energy resources.


The ITC has a tremendous track record of spurring clean energy deployment across the country, creating nearly a quarter million well-paying jobs and driving down electricity costs for consumers, businesses and municipalities. It also has generated significant economic activity, accounting for $140 billion in private investment since its inception.


As you consider clean energy tax legislation, we urge you to include a multiple-year extension of the Section 48 and Section 25D tax credits before they begin to phase down at the end of this year. The residential and commercial investment tax credits will step down from 30 percent at the end of this year. The credit falls to 26 percent in 2020, 22 percent in 2021, and, in 2022, the residential renewable energy credit is eliminated, and the commercial investment tax credit drops to 10 percent.


As a result of these credits and greater competition in the electricity sector, more Americans have access to clean energy than ever before. The greatest solar job growth today is happening in the Midwest and Southeast, in emerging markets such as Kansas, North Dakota, Illinois, Alabama and Florida. More than 240,000 Americans work in solar energy today, a figure that has more than doubled since 2010. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “solar installer” could become the fastest-growing occupation in America.


While this recent success has driven 50 percent annual solar growth over the past decade, solar energy can do more for the economy, especially since it accounted for only 2.3 percent of total U.S. electricity generation in 2018 and less than 1 percent of generation in 29 states. Harmful public policy changes could quickly compromise future growth. For instance, the solar industry has experienced $8 billion of cancelled or deferred investments and the loss of 9,000 jobs in the wake of federal policy changes singling out solar. That's why we're asking you to extend the Section 48 and Section 25D investment tax credits for clean energy resources and support the continued growth of solar nationwide.


Thank you for your continued work and leadership developing American-made clean energy. We appreciate your consideration of our views and look forward to bringing solar to more of your constituents.

Andrew Breiter-Wu


Breiter Planet Properties

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Dr. Solar goes from zero to 1 GW in two projects

Mar 10, 2019 9:39:44 PM / by Christian Roselund, pv magazine posted in Solar Development, Property Owners, United States, Markets, Utility-Scale PV, Business, Texas, Finance


Dr. Miguel Oneto has developed a 682 MWdc solar power project in Childress County, Texas. The project is the second by the new developer, following a 324 MWdc project under construction nearby.



It’s a story that would only happen in Texas, where everything is a little bit bigger – including the business opportunities.


In August of last year, pv magazine reported on a 240 MWac / 324 MWdc solar power project that broke ground in northern Texas. A couple of months later, the developer reached out to start a conversation with us about the next project he was developing, and gave us a bit of a background story.

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