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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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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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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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Solar Plus Cannabis Solutions

Sep 3, 2019 10:03:00 AM / by Paul Fischer posted in Real Estate, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar, Solar Development, Solar Capital, Cannabis, Rooftop Solar, Legislation, Solar Incentives

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The sun is rising on the cannabis industry in the United States. Cannabis is now fully legal in ten states: Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia. With widespread legalization, the cannabis industry is growing rapidly. Despite its speedy growth, there are two major roadblocks that the cannabis industry faces. Energy costs and limited backing from traditional banks hinder the industry's further expansion.

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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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GTM: California’s Rooftop Solar Mandate Wins Final Approval

Dec 11, 2018 8:00:00 AM / by Andrew Breiter-Wu posted in News, Real Estate, Property Owners, Residential Solar, California, New Construction

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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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