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Northeast US added 800 MW of rooftop solar in 2019

Mar 9, 2020 8:45:00 AM / by William Driscoll, pv magazine posted in Solar Access to All, Massachusetts, Policy, Vermont, Markets, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Installations, Solar Incentives, New Jersey, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Infrastructure, Climate Change, Residential PV, Industrial PV, Commercial PV, Pennsylvania

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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

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

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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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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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Transmission ITC

Oct 30, 2019 9:15:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Wind Energy, ITC, Decarbonization, Investments, Infrastructure, Climate Change

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Amazon pledges zero emissions by 2040

Oct 24, 2019 8:45:00 AM / by Tim Sylvia, pv magazine posted in Renewable Energy, Amazon, Reforestation, Climate Plan, Climate Pledge, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Electric Vehicles, Jeff Bezos, Transportation, Corporate, Investments, Greta Thunberg, Infrastructure, Corporate Goes Solar, Paris Climate Agreement

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Amazon unveiled a gauntlet of new climate initiatives today, including 80% renewables by 2024, zero emissions by 2040, a fleet of 100,000 electric vans and a $100 million investment in reforestation measures.

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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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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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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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