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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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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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Getting to Know Andrew Breiter-Wu

Sep 16, 2019 11:45:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Energy, Solar Development, Property Owners, Solar Finance, Utility-Scale PV, Andrew Breiter-Wu, Fall River, MA

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Last week, I had a sit down with Andrew Breiter-Wu, President of Breiter Planet Properties. I asked him a few questions about himself and the company, and got to know more about his story. As we walked through the Prudential building in Boston, looking for a place to sit down and talk, Andrew noted: “I love this area, because there is always something going on. It’s great to be in the action.” In the solar world, Andrew is definitely “In the action”.


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Blackstone Group Finances Installation of 3.9 MW on Manhattan Apartment Building

Aug 19, 2019 2:00:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar, Community, Energy, Education, Solar Development, New York City

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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!    

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A Response to "What Happens When Communities Say No To Solar and Wind” by Joel Stronberg

Jul 8, 2019 12:20:00 PM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Energy, Property Owners, Policy, Utility-Scale PV, Solar Industry

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Building Energy Boston: Solar Access for the Underserved

Jun 3, 2019 8:47:40 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Rent, Exterior Lease, Solar Subscription, Open Space, Land Lease, Community, Energy, Education, Property Owners, Solar Access to All, Residential Solar, Non-Profit, Commercial Solar, Solar Finance, MA SMART Program, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Events, Conferences, Boston, Rooftop Solar, Andrew Breiter-Wu

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On March 14th and 15th, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association held the BuildingEnergy Boston Conference. Among the attendees were building professionals, educators, homeowners, students, and energy & environment professionals. One of the presentations given at BuildingEnergy Boston was titled Solar Access for the Underserved. Three different speakers addressed the problem of accessibility of solar, and provided specific solutions to this problem.

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Watertown, Massachusetts Becomes 1st Town In New England To Require Solar Panels On New Commercial Constructions

Dec 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Andrew Breiter-Wu posted in News, Property Management, Real Estate, Rent, Exterior Lease, Solar Subscription, Renewable Energy, Solar, Property Owners, Commercial Solar, Businesses, Massachusetts, Roof Lease

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According to reporting from WBUR, the town council of Watertown, Massachusetts unanimously voted to approve a zoning ordinance requiring commercial real estate developers to put solar on new buildings. 

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8 Ways to make your Residential Building more Attractive to Tenants

Aug 17, 2018 11:28:49 AM / by Krish Gaurav Tilokani posted in Insider, Property Management, Real Estate, Revenue, Rent, Exterior Lease, Solar Subscription, Renewable Energy, International Solar

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With the rise of new developments across the world, the residential real estate market has become fiercely competitive. Our team at Breiter Planet Properties has compiled a list of 8 ways for our network of property owners to make their residential buildings more attractive to tenants.

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6 Tips for Installing Solar for New Construction Properties

Aug 3, 2018 12:30:00 PM / by Krish Gaurav Tilokani posted in Property Management, Real Estate, Revenue, Rent, Renewable Energy, International Solar

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When preparing for the construction of a new building, it’s the perfect time to make your property Solar-ready. Whether or not you’re ready to go Solar now, making the property Solar-ready helps ensure a smoother process when you are. If you plan to install Solar on a new construction, here are some tips for you:

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How to prolong your roof's life.

Jul 18, 2018 1:31:20 PM / by Krish Gaurav Tilokani posted in Insider, Property Management, Real Estate, Revenue, Rent, Renewable Energy, International Solar

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When it comes to managing a property, the roof is often the most neglected part of it. The roof, however, is the most crucial part of a property - it protects us from snow, rain, and excessive heat. Being exposed to these elements, the roof is also most susceptible to damage. The average roof lasts 15-30 years, depending on how well you maintain it. Replacing a roof is expensive, and typically requires refinancing, which is why you must try to prolong its life as best you can. Here are 7 tips on how to maintain your roof to prolong it's life:

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